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STH3123

ANIMAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Semester 1 2013/2014

9/9/2013

COURSE SYNOPSIS
This course is designed for undergraduate students to understand
some basic knowledge on animal pests. The students would be
introduced to pest concept, and the importance of animal pests
in relation to human in terms of economic, social, medical, and
environmental interests. The students would also be introduced
to the biology, and the damages caused by animal pests;
conditions under which they become pests and magnitude of
loss due to pests.

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COURSE SYNOPSIS
Different methods of controls namely cultural, chemical,
biological, mechanical, use of resistant varieties, and
legislature would also be discussed, and an integrated pest
management (IPM) approach would be highlighted.
A brief description of different forms of pesticides and their
methods of application would also be discussed.
This course would also introduce the students to some
common and important animal pests of agriculture and
forestry, and vectors of medical importance in Malaysia.
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AIMS / OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course the student should
be able to:-

demonstrate an understanding in the concept of pests, their


importance to man in terms of economic, social,
environmental, and medical interests.

identify and formulate effective methods of control of


important animal pests of agriculture, forestry, and vectors of
medical importance in Malaysia.
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AIMS / OBJECTIVES
Learning Outcomes

to explain the concept of pests

to describe the importance of animal pests to man in terms


of economic, social, environmental, and medical interests

to identify and formulate effective methods of control of


important animal pests of agriculture, forestry, and vectors of
medical importance in Malaysia.

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THE INSTRUCTORS

Ms. Ratnawati Hazali


Tel: +6082-583029
E-mail:
hratnawati@frst.unimas.my
Office: G3

Mdm. Wan Nurainie Wan Ismail


Tel: +6082-583036
E-mail:
wiwnurainie@frst.unimas.my
Office: G1

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CLASS HOURS
Monday

ASSESSMENT
COMPONENT

PERCENTAGE

10.00 am 11.50 am
BS3 CTF2

Quizzes

5%

Assignment/Lab Report/
Tuesday (Lab)

Fieldwork

25%

Mid-Semester Examination

30%

Final Examination

40%

2.00 pm 5.00 pm
Entomology Lab, EL/
Physiology Lab, EL

TOTAL

100%

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Learning Units
LU1
General Introduction to Animal Pest Management
Introduction to Pest Concept
Some important terms (economic threshold, economic injury
level, economic damage, etc.)
Pests status (economic pests, casual pests, common pests,
occasional pests, etc.)
Conditions that lead to the emergence of economic/important
pests
A brief history of man and animal pests (competition for the same
resources-food and space)
Common insect and rodent pests and the damages they cause
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Learning Units
LU2
Sampling, monitoring & forecasting
Monitoring strategies
Surveys (for distribution & abundance of pest)
Absolute and relative estimates
Sampling
Sample size
Yield loss assessment
Approaches and objectives
Measurement of yield loss
Techniques in yield loss assessment
Infestation, yield and economics
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Learning Units
LU3
Methods of Pest Control
cultural methods of control
chemical control of plant pests
seed treatment
soil treatment
biological control
autocidal and other methods of control
use of resistant varieties
mechanical method of control
legislative measures
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Total Pest Management (TPM)
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Learning Units
LU4
Pesticides and their application technology
Definition of pesticides
Types of pesticides and their classifications
Formulation of pesticides
Mode of action of different pesticide formulations
spraying equipment and maintenance
spraying techniques/application
pesticide toxicity, and safety procedures

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Learning Units
LU5
Some important pests of agriculture and forestry and their
control
Invertebrate pests of agriculture and forestry
Insects
Molluscs
Nematodes
Vertebrate pests of agriculture and forestry
Rodents
Mammals
Birds
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Learning Units
LU6
Some important vectors/carriers of human and animal
diseases
Invertebrate carriers
Insects
Molluscs
Vertebrate carriers
Wild life
Domestic pets

LU7
Pests and current issues
-Pests and environmental issues
-Pests and wild life conservation
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References
Hill, D.S. 2008. Pest of Crops in Warmer Climates and Their Control. London:
Springer.
Khoo, K.C., Ooi, P.A.C. and Ho, C.T. 1991. Crop Pests and Their Management
in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Tropical Press. Sdn. Bhd.

Ibrahim, Y. and Khoo, K.C. 1989. Serangga Perosak Utama Tanaman di


Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
Matthews. G.A. 2000. Pesticide Application Methods. 3rd edition. Oxford:
Blackwell Science.
van Emden, H.F. and Service, M.W. 2004. Pest and Vector Control. Cambridge,
UK: Cambridge University Press.

Pedigo, L.P. 2002. Entomology and Pest Management. 4th edition. Upper
Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
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