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Ent 4015: Ornamentals and Turf Entomology: Twin Cities

 

60% midterm and final and 40% (30%web quizzes*, 5% lab quizzes, 5% problem solving)*

*Students may not copy each other's answers OR copy and paste text from the websites; instead, paraphrase or summarize your answers. Answers that appear too similar, or appear to be copied, will be given a grade of 0 that cannot be dropped.

 = Chapters and sections from IPM of Midwest Landscapes
 

Ent 4015 Lab Gallery
(photos from lab demonstrations)

 

Tree of Life Web Project
(phylogeny/ taxonomy of all life)

 

Assignments by week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Week 1

Lecture

Lab

Jan. 21

Introduction to course

Insect life history

Introduction to landscape IPM

Using the web for finding information

1. Introduction to Life History (ppt)

2. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

3. Keys to Orders and Groups of Insects and Other Arthropods on Ornamentals and Drawings from Keys (NC State)

1. Video + worksheet: Eyewitness Insects (30 mins)

2. Examine specimens of arthropod orders for quiz 1

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

4. Keys to Orders and Groups of Insects and Other Arthropods on Ornamentals
and Drawings from Keys (NC State)

Read before lecture: Ch. 1: IPM of Midwest Landscapes (Krischik: UMN)  

Learning tasks:

1. Visit CUES external search engines: search PlantFacts and Bugwood for black vine weevil, white pine weevil and melon/cotton aphid

2. Visit CUES internal sections: search Landscape IPM site, Interiorscape site, and Black vine weevil site for the same insects

Jan. 23

History of IPM

Damage diagnosis

1. History of IPM (ppt)

2. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

3. Keys to Orders and Groups of Insects and Other Arthropods on Ornamentals
and Drawings from Keys (NC State)

Read before lecture:

1. Integrated Pest Management (Marcos Kogan)

2. Ch. 4: Symptom Categories of Pest Damage (Davidson: U Maryland)

Week 2

Lecture

Lab

Jan. 28

Introduction to insects and mites

1. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (orders) (ppt)

2. Index to the Compendium of Hexapod Classes and Orders (NC State)

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

1. Video + worksheet: A Bug's Life (20 mins)

2. Examine specimens of insect and other arthropod orders

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

4. Keys to Orders and Groups of Insects and Other Arthropods on Ornamentals
and
Drawings from Keys (NC State)

Jan. 30

Introduction to insects and mites

1. Video + worksheet: Insect Orders, Classification, and Identification (24 min.)

2. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Week 3

Lecture

Lab

Feb. 4

Introduction to insects and mites

Web Quiz 1 due

1. Insect Morphology handout (mouthparts, antennae, legs, wings, etc)

2. Insect Orders handout (insects and related arthropod orders)

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

1. Video + worksheet: Life in the Undergrowth: pollination and nursemaids (16 mins)

2. Examine specimens of insect orders

3. Lab Quiz 1

4. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

5. Keys to Orders and Drawings from Keys (NC State)

Feb. 6

Introduction to insects and mites

1. Insect Morphology handout (mouthparts, antennae, legs, wings, etc)

2. Insect Orders handout (insects and related arthropod orders)

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Week 4

Lecture

Lab

Feb. 11

Greenhouse/ interiorscape IPM: pests

1. Greenhouse Pests (ppt)

2. Video + worksheet: Integrated Pest Management in Greenhouses (27 mins.)

3. Order Thysanoptera: Thrips: Life history (handout)

4. Order Hemiptera, Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: List of families (handout)

5. Order Hemiptera, Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: Life history (handout)

6. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

1. Examine specimens of greenhouse pests and biocontrol agents

2. Lab Quiz 2

3. Lab Quiz 3

4. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Learning tasks:

1. Study CUES Interiorscape Site:
- Pesticide Information
- Pest Identification and Diagnosis:
- Aphids - Flies - Mealybugs - Mites - Scale Insects - Thrips - Whiteflies

2. Search for thrips on PlantFacts (Ohio State)

3. Read OHP Chemical Class Chart

Feb. 13

Greenhouse/ interiorscape IPM: biocontrol and pesticides

1. Greenhouse Biological Control (ppt)

2. List of greenhouse insecticides by class (handout)

3. Management of insect and mites in greenhouse floral crops (handout) (OSU)

4. Conventional, biorational, and bioinsecticides, organic production approved insecticides (handout)

5. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: List of families (handout)

6. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: Life history (handout)

7. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Read before lecture: Ch. 8: Pesticide Characteristics and Use (Cloyd: U Illinois)

Learning tasks:

1. Study Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America (Cornell)

2. Study CUES Interiorscape Site: Biological Control

3. Study Biological Control of Arthropods & Weeds (NCERA-125)

Week 5

Lecture

Lab

Feb. 18

Greenhouse resistance management and IPM programs

Web Quiz 2 due

1. Greenhouse IPM Programs (ppt)

2. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: List of families (handout)

3. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: Life history (handout)

4. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

1.Video + worksheet: Life in the Undegrowth: ants & aphids (7 mins)

2. Group Problem Solving Assignment: Greenhouse IPM
(due weeks 6 and 7; sign up for presentation date during lab)

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Learning tasks:

1. Study OHP Insect Solutions

2. Read Thrips Cocktail, 2012

3. Read OHP Chemical Class Chart

Feb. 20

Greenhouse resistance management and IPM programs

1. Greenhouse Resistance Management (ppt)

2. Video + worksheet: The Queen of Trees (30 mins)

3. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: List of families (handout)

4. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: Life history (handout)

5. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

6. Read OHP Chemical Class Chart

Read before lecture: Biological Control: Approaches and Application (Landis and Orr)

Week 6

Lecture

Lab

Feb. 25

Landscape IPM: biocontrol

Web Quiz 3 due

1. Beneficial Insects and Other Arthropods (ppt)

2. Video + worksheet: Insects and Spiders and Mites, Oh My! (39 mins)

3. Class Arachnida, Order Araneae: Spiders: Life history (handout)

4. Class Insecta, Order Neuroptera: Lacewings: Life history (handout)

5. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

1. Examine specimens of predators and parasitoids from different orders

2. Lab Quiz 4

3. Group Problem Solving Assignment (Oral presentations and reports due)

4. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

5. Video + worksheet: Life in the Undergrowth: orchard spiders (11:09 mins)

Learning tasks:

1. Study Beneficial Arthropods

2. Study Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America (Cornell)

Feb. 27

Landscape IPM: biocontrol

1. Lady Beetles in Biological Control (ppt)

2. Video + worksheet: Biological Control: A Natural Alternative (26 mins)

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Read before lecture:

1. Ch. 3: Tips for Using Biological Control in the Landscape (Sadof: Purdue)

2. Pesticide Compatibility with Biological Control (Sadof and Raupp: Michigan State)

Week 7

Lecture

Lab

Mar. 4

Landscape IPM: pesticides

Web Quiz 4 due

1. Video + worksheet: Integrated Pest Management in Turf (25 mins)

2. Information on Recent and Novel Pesticides (ppt)

3. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

1. Lab Quiz 5 Review (ppt)

2. Group Problem Solving Assignment (Oral presentations and reports due)

Read before lecture:

1. Ch. 9: Classes of Pesticides Used in Landscape/Nursery Pest Management (Cranshaw: Colorado State)

2.  Ch. 10: Relative Hazards of Turf and Ornamental Pesticides to Non-target Species (Cranshaw: Colorado State)

Learning tasks: Go to Kelly Solutions and study pesticides

Additional resources:

1. Pesticides for Home, Nursery, and Landscape (Krischik and Delahaut: UMN/ U Wisconsin)

2. Insecticide Suggestions to Manage Landscape Tree and Shrub Insects (Krischik and Hahn: UMN)

Mar. 6

Landscape IPM: mites

1. Mites (ppt)

2. Class Arachnida, Order Acari: Life history (handout)

3. Mites: List of families and explanation of eriophyid mites (handout)

4. Miticides and compatibility with biological control (handout)

5. Introduction to Phylum Arthropoda (handout)

Read before lecture:

1. Ch. 6: Mites in the Landscape (Appleby: U Illinois)

2. Insect and Mite Galls (Wawrzynski et al.: UMN)

Week 8

Lecture

Lab

Mar. 11

Turf IPM

Web Quiz 5 due

1. Turf Pests (ppt)

2. Moths in Turf: Identifying, Scouting, and Managing (handout)

1. Review specimens of turf insects

2. Lab Quiz 5: Specimen Quiz (can not be dropped)

3. Lab Quiz 6

4. Video + worksheet: Life in the Undegrowth: ants, wasps, bees (17 mins)

Read before lecture: Managing Lawn and Turf Insects (Krischik and Ascerno: UMN)
Additional resources: Pesticides for Turf (Krischik: UMN)

Mar. 13

****MIDTERM**** (study 2005 midterm)

Week 9

Spring break March 17-21, 2014

Week 10

Lecture

Lab

Mar. 25

Turf IPM

1. Phyllophaga and Other Grub Management (ppt)

2. Video + worksheet: IPM for Trees and Shrubs on Golf Courses (18 mins)

1. Video + worksheet: Butterflies (15 mins)

2. Video + worksheet: Life in the Undergrowth: Alcon blue butterfly (8 mins)

3. Review specimens of Lepidoptera

4. Lab Quiz 7

Read before lecture: Japanese Beetle Management in Minnesota (Krischik and Maser: UMN)

Learning tasks:

1. Study U.S. Japanese Beetle Domestic Harmonization Plan (USDA APHIS)

2. Study Japanese Beetles in Tennessee (Tennessee DA)

Mar. 27

Lepidoptera (butterflies, moths, and skippers)

1. Introduction to Lepidoptera (ppt)

2. Order Lepidoptera: List of families (handout)

3. Order Lepidoptera: Butterflies and moths: Life history (handout)

Read before lecture:

1. Forest Tent Caterpillars in Minnesota (Hahn et al.: UMN)

2. Spring and Fall Cankerworms (Ascerno and Hahn: UMN)

Learning tasks:

1. Study Butterfly Gardening (Krischik: UMN)

2. Go to Butterflies of North America and look at photos of Lepidoptera

Week 11

Lecture

Lab

Apr. 1

Lepidoptera

Degree days

Web Quiz 6 due

Degree-Day and Phenological Models (ppt)

Read before lecture:
Ch. 11: Using Degree-Days and Plant Phenology to Predict Pest Activity (Herms: Ohio State)

1. Video: Gypsy Moth Virus (15 mins; use for lab quiz 8)

2. Gypsy moth discussion

3. Lab Quiz 8

Read before lab:

1. Quarantine Pest Alert: Gypsy Moth (MDA)

2. Gypsy Moth Backgrounder (MDA)

3. Treatments: Btk (MDA)

4. Treatments: Pheromone Flakes (MDA)

5. Forest Insect & Disease Leaflet 162: Gypsy Moth (USDA FS)

6. Gypsy Moth in Virginia (Virginia Tech)

Apr. 3

Gypsy moth

Gypsy Moth (ppt)

Week 12

Lecture

Lab

Apr.8

Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, ants)

Web Quiz 7 due

1. Selected Families of Hymenoptera (ppt)

2. Order Hymenoptera: List of families (handout)

3. Order Hymenoptera: Life history (handout)

1. Review specimens of Hymenoptera

2. Hymenoptera lab worksheet

Read before lecture: Common Oak Galls (U Kentucky Entomology)

Apr. 10

Hymenoptera (sawflies)

Introduction to Sawflies (ppt)

Read before lecture:

1. Birch Leafminers (Hahn and Ascerno: UMN)

2. Sawflies of Trees and Shrubs (Wawrzynski: UMN)

3. Pigeon tremex (Forestry Images, U Georgia)

4. Horntails or Wood Wasps (Cornell University)

5. Elm sawfly, Cimbex americana (Forestry Images, U Georgia)

Learning tasks:

1. Study Articles about Yellowheaded Spruce Sawfly:
 -  Yellowheaded Spruce Sawfly (USDA FS)
 -  Yellowheaded Spruce Sawfly (Maine FS)
 -  Watch Your Spruce! (MN DNR)

2. Study Articles about Mountain Ash Sawfly:
 -  Mountain Ash Sawfly (Maine FS)
 -  Mountain-Ash Sawfly (Ohio State)
 -  Mountain Ash Sawfly (MN DNR)

Week 13

Lecture

Lab

Apr. 15

Hemiptera (true bugs)

Web Quiz 8 due

Introduction to Hemiptera (ppt)

2. Suborder Heteroptera: List of families (handout)

3. Suborder Heteroptera: True bugs: Life history (handout)

4. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: List of families (handout)

5. Suborders Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha: Life history (handout)

1. Review specimens of Hemiptera

2. Lab Quiz 9

Read before lecture:

1. Ch. 7: Management of Insect-Vectored Diseases (Cloyd: U Illinois)

2. Insect and Mite Galls (from Week 8; review article)

Apr. 17

Hemiptera (true bugs, scales)

1. Armored and Soft Scales (ppt)

2. Life-history traits of armored scales and soft scales (handout)

Read before lecture: Scale Insects of Trees and Shrubs (Wawrzynski and Ascerno: UMN)

Week 14

Lecture

Lab

Apr. 22

Diptera (flies)

1. Selected Families of Diptera (ppt)

2. Order Diptera: List of families (handout)

3. Order Diptera: Life history (handout)

1. Review specimens of Diptera

2. Diptera lab worksheet

Apr. 24

Coleoptera (beetles)

1. Families of Coleoptera (ppt)

2. Order Coleoptera: List of families (handout)

3. Order Coleoptera: Beetles, weevils, grubs, borers: Life history (handout)

Week 15

Lecture

Lab

Apr. 29

Coleoptera

Web Quiz 9 due

Leaf Beetles and Weevils (ppt)

1. Lab Quiz 11 Review (ppt)

2. Review specimens of Coleoptera

3. Lab Quiz 10

Read before lecture: Leaf Beetles in Urban Landscapes (Wawrzynski: UMN)

May 1

Coleoptera

Beetle Borers (ppt)

Read before lecture:

1. The Bronze Birch Borer and Its Management (Wawrzynski et al.: UMN)

2. Oak Wilt in Minnesota (French and Juzwik: UMN)

3. Ch. 5: Tree Injections and Implants (Harrell: UNL)

4. Elm bark beetle, smaller European (p. 111-112)

5. Elm bark beetle, native (p. 113-114)

Week 16

Lecture

Lab

May 6

Quarantine pests

Web Quiz 10 due

Exotics vs. Native Pests (ppt)

1. Review specimens

2. Lab Quiz 11: Specimen Quiz (can not be dropped)

May 8

Quarantine pests

Lecture discussion: Quarantine Pests

Read before lecture:

1. Asian Longhorned Beetle
 -  Whitespotted sawyer or Asian longhorned beetle? (NR Canada)
 -  Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA APHIS)
 -  Asian Longhorned Beetle (USDA FS)
 -  Asian Long-Horn Beetle (Illinois DA)

 2. Emerald Ash Borer
 -  Emerald Ash Borer (USDA FS)
 -  What's Hot with the EAB (Michigan DA)
 -  Emerald Ash Borer (Maryland DA)
 -  Emerald Ash Borer (Ohio DNR)
 -  Evaluation of Insecticides For Control of Emerald Ash Borer (MSU)

3. Pine Shoot Beetle
 -  Pine Shoot Beetle (USDA APHIS)
 -  New Introduction - Common Pine Shoot Beetle (USDA FS)
 -  Pine Shoot Beetle Compliance Management Program (Michigan DA)
 -  IPM in Christmas Tree Production (McCullough and Koelling: MSU)

4. Japanese Beetle
 -  Japanese Beetle (USDA APHIS)
 -  U.S. Japanese Beetle Domestic Harmonization Plan (USDA APHIS)
 -  Japanese Beetles in Tennessee (Tennessee DA)

5. Gypsy Moth
 -  Quarantine Pest Alert: Gypsy Moth (MDA)
 -  Gypsy Moth In North America (USDA FS)
 -  Gypsy Moth (Wisconsin DNR)

6. Sirex Wasp
 -  Sirex Woodwasp (USDA FS)

Week 17

Final exam week

TBD

****FINAL**** Hodson Hall 490 (study 2005 final)



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