May 29, 2023  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GRHS 128 - Biopesticides - Application and Safety

Credits: 2

An introduction to the preparation of biochemical controls, bio- and chemical pesticides, and basic plant disease identification. The course also covers appropriate equipment and its use for health and safety. Topics include water quality parameters (pH and electrical conductivity) and proper use of pesticides to avoid contamination of water supplies. At the conclusion of this course, students are able to prepare an integrated pest management program (IPM) for hydroponic, controlled environment, and organic agriculture. The course prepares students to take the National Core Exam and New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) Category 3A/3B Pesticide Application Licensure exams.

Offered: Fall.
One lecture hour, two lab hours.

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