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UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Teaching

Citrus Pest Management | PMA 5205
3 Credits | Prerequisite: ENY 3005 (or equivalent)

Citrus Pest Management (PMA 5205) will be offered for the Spring 2021 term at the University of Florida/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in Lake Alfred and via distance education at the Department of Entomology and Nematology in Gainesville. Additional distance education sites and sections will be established at UF-IFAS Research and Education Centers on request. Citrus Pest Management is a graduate-level course (3.0 units) for students and citrus industry personnel working in the area of pest management. The course reviews the latest tactics and strategies available to manage diseases and arthropod, nematode and weed pests of citrus. Emphasis is given to techniques by which pest and disease organisms are monitored and how this information is used to effectively manage pests with the least risk to the environment.

The course is taught by experts in each area and is coordinated by Dr. Larry Duncan, University of Florida/IFAS, Professor of Nematology. University credit (3.0) or audit credit.  CEUs will be offered.

  • Course Specifics

    Date/Time

    Wednesdays, Jan. 13 – April 28, 2021; 3 - 6 p.m. (8-10 period)

    Location

    University of Florida/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center
    Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Citrus Hall
    Room 101
    700 Experiment Station Road
    Lake Alfred, Florida

    Tel. (863) 956-1151

    University of Florida/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology
    Bldg. 970
    Rm. 1031

    Instructor(s)

    Textbook and References

    Citrus Health Management (APS Press) (optional text). . Pertinent research publications, Review Articles, DPI guidelines and circulars (provided), Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide, Compendium of Citrus Diseases (APS Press)

    Grading

    Midterm and Final examinations will each comprise 25% of the grade. Weekly quizzes (10-15 minutes) will be worth 35%. Presentation will be worth 15%.

    Registration

    Students must complete the registration procedures outlined at https://onlineentomology.ifas.ufl.edu/registration/. This site contains an option for non-degree students with step by step instructions and explanations. Non-degree students are encouraged to visit the site in advance of registration. For registration assistance, please contact Ms. Ruth Brumbaugh (352-273-3912; brumbaug@ufl.edu). For additional information about the class contact Dr. Larry Duncan (863-956-1151; lwduncan@ufl.edu).

  • Course Topics
    • Identification and biology of citrus pests and diseases
    • Pest and disease monitoring
    • Ecological and economic principles as a basis for pest management
    • Economic thresholds and pest management models
    • Integrated pest management in citrus
    • AND - The evolution of Citrus IPM in the era of citrus greening
  • Course Schedule

    Week

    Date

    Topic

    1

    1/13

    Principles of IPM (Stelinski)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     2

    1/20

    Principles of IPM Part 2 (Stelinski)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     3

    1/27

    Weed management (Kanissery)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     4 

     2/3

    Managing aboveground pests part 1 (Diepenbrock)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     5

     2/10

    Managing aboveground pests part 2 (Diepenbrock)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     6

     2/17

    Arthropod-transmitted plant pathogens (Pelz-Stelinski)

    ( ppt part 1) (ppt part 2)(lecture)

     7

     2/24

    Lab (Stelinski, Diepenbrock, Kanissery, Pelz-Stelinski) Aboveground diagnosis

     8 

     3/3

    Midterm

     9

     3/10

    Managing soilborne nematodes and arthropods (Duncan)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     10

     3/17

    Managing soilborne nematodes and arthropods part 2. (Duncan)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     11

    3/24

    Managing soilborne diseases (Johnson)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     12

    3/31

    Managing foliar diseases and HLB part 1 (Dewdney) 

    (ppt)(ppt 2 notes)(lecture)

     13

    4/7

    Managing foliar diseases and HLB part 2 (Dewdney)

    (ppt)(lecture)

     14

    4/14

    (Johnson/Dewdney/Duncan) Root pests/Disease and Foliar Disease Diagnosis

    Kanissery ppt video

     15

    4/21

    Class Projects

     16

    4/28

    Final Exam