Jan 22, 2022  
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to all students

Catalog Description:

AGR1260 - Applied Entomology & Pest Management (3 hrs.)

This course enriches a student knowledge of insects and closely related arthropods to the effects they have on agriculture. The following will be included; classification of insects, behaviors and tendencies, relationship and importance to animals and plant economics, and steps in control.

Course Classification:




Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to give the agricultural student a knowledge of the world’s economic impact from insects and other pests, as well as control methods.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the students will:

  1. Identify economic impactful insects and other pests.
  2. Recognize control methods need in both the crop and animal industry.
  3. Perform basic calculations used in the industry.
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of chemicals used in the industry.

The learning outcomes and competencies detailed in this course procedure meet or exceed the learning outcomes and competencies specified by the Kansas Core Outcomes Project for this course, as sanctioned by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Introduction to Pests

Outcomes: Students will be able to identify economic impactful insects and other pests.

  • Identify and explain economic impactful insects.
  • Identify and explain other living pest.
  • Explain economic impact of pest.
  • Identify insects and explain which industry is affected.

UNIT 2: Control of Pests

Outcomes: Students will recognize control methods needed in both the crop and animal industry.

  • Identify control method for all natural crop systems.
  • Determine control method in commercial crop systems.
  • Illustrate control methods for all natural animal production.
  • Determine control methods in commercial animal production.

UNIT 3: Application

Outcomes: Students will be able to perform basic calculations used in industry.

  • Calculate mixing solutions for pesticides and herbicides
  • Solve application rates by acreage.
  • Calculate application rates by weight of animal.
  • Appraise usage of chemical for pricing.

UNIT 4: Chemistry and Pest Identification

Outcomes: Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of chemicals used in industry.

  • Identify what is insecticide and what is not.
  • Identify and explain carrier.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of storage and disposing of chemicals.
  • Illustrate proper handling of materials.

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus.


Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.

Disclaimer: This Information is Subject to Change. For the Official Course Procedure Contact Academic Affairs.