For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Future of Food Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Module 8: Pests and Integrated Pest Management
Agroecosystems have many beneficial species that play important roles in processes such as nutrient cycling, pollination, and pest suppression; but some species, typically called pests, reduce crop or livestock yields and/or quality. This module introduces three types of agricultural pests (insects, weeds, and pathogens) and some of the scientific research, technologies, and management approaches developed to reduce agricultural pest damage.