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Learning Objectives

Lesson #10-- Control Tactics


  1. Explain how the legal system can be used as an effective tool to control insect populations or limit their spread.  Describe the advantages and disadvantages of legal control.
  2. List at least four examples of cultural control strategies.   Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  3. List at least four examples of physical or mechanical control tactics.  Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  4. Explain how parasites, predators, and pathogens can be used to manage pest populations.  Describe the attributes of a good biological control agent.
  5. Identify physical and chemical methods for inducing sterility in insects.  Explain how sterile males may be used to control pest populations.
  6. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of host plant resistance for pest control.  Distinguish between tolerance, resistance (antixenosis), and antibiosis.
  7. Distinguish between allelochemicals, semiochemicals, and insect growth regulators.  Give examples of each and explain how they may be used for pest management.
  8. Identify at least five different categories of conventional insecticides.  Explain how they differ in mode of entry, mode of action, activity spectrum, biomagnification, and human toxicity.
  9. List examples of pesticide adjuvants and explain their role in pesticide formulations.  Identify five different types of pesticide formulation and explain how each one is used.
  10. Explain how pesticides are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Define "tolerance" and describe how the dose-response curve of toxicity is used to establish a pesticide's tolerance.
  11. List the types of information that must appear on a pesticide label.  Explain the meaning of "signal words".
  12. Explain why insect populations often develop resistance to insecticides.  Describe three effective strategies for slowing or preventing the development of resistance.