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BIO 335 Week 3 Team – Integrated Pest Management Program (IPMP) Paper

BIO 335 Week 3 Team – Integrated Pest Management Program (IPMP) Paper

The purpose of the Integrated Pest Management Program Paper will evaluate various methods to control household pests including the common chemicals we all use in our homes as well as chemical free methods. In addition, it will reveal the risk and benefits of the methods we use in our homes.


Create a table or diagram identifying ALL of the common pests for the team’s crop (insect and otherwise). What anatomical structures identify each pest? How does each pest damage the chosen crop? On a scale of 1-5, how damaging is each pest? Include an image of each pest. (NOTE: Identifying ALL pests is is for this section/table only. For the rest of the paper, focus on what your team feels is the ONE MOST IMPORTANT INSECT PEST in relation to your chosen crop.)


Develop criteria useful in identifying the (ONE most important) pest that can be effectively used by the crop growers (who may not be entomological experts). Include relevant embryological features and development patterns. This should be designed as a flier, diagram, or classification card that could be passed out to farmers.


Write a 2000-3000 word paper describing your team’s integrated pest management (IPM) program for one of the following agricultural crops: field corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, fruit trees, or vegetable produce, such as carrots, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce.


Address the following:




Identify the common pests for the team’s crop. What anatomical structures identify the pests? What are some similar pests? Are there any invasive pests in the area of your crop? If so, name them and explain if and how they impact your crop.


Develop criteria useful in identifying the pest that can be effectively used by the crop growers. Include relevant embryological features and development patterns.


Research the population dynamics of the pests as related to the pests’ use of the crop.


How do human agricultural practices influence the population dynamics of these pests?


What are these pests’ behavioral patterns? Examine how the pests’ behavioral patterns relate to their population dynamics. How can these behavioral patterns be managed in IPM?


Are the pests parasites or predators? For each pest, explain how the parasite’s or predator’s mechanism of action differs from those of the crop’s other parasites or predators.


Address how the interactions between parasite or predator host affect how susceptible the crop is to the pests and how the interactions may be used as elements of a control program.


What methods–biological, genetic, mechanical, physical, and insecticidal–control these pests?


What are the risks associated with each method to the grower, consumer, and other organisms in the environment surrounding the fields?


What is the team’s recommendation for a control method that balances insect conservation and food production?




Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Refer to the posted Grading Rubric to guide your work.


TO SUMMARIZE, for this assignment you are submitting a table, a flier/diagram/classification card, and a 2000+ word paper. These should all be put into the same Word document and submitted together as one file.


Note: When approaching Learning Team assignments, equal group work is required. Reference your Learning Team Charter for the details and guidance.

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