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Unit 7: Integrated Pest Management

Biological control
the use of living organisms to reduce pest populations. Thes beneficial organisms are natural enemies of pests. They attach, live it, or infect their pest hosts.Parasites, predators, and pathogens are all used as biological controls.
Chemical control
the use of pesticides to reduce pest populations
Cultural control
used to make the crop environment unsuitable for pests to feed, live, or reproduce, and to imrove the health of the crop
Fungicide
a material used to destroy fungi or protect plants against their attack
Herbicide
a substance that kills weeds
Insecicide
a material used to kill insects or protect against their attacks
Integrated pest management
an ecologically based approach to control plant pests
LD factor
lethal dose factor
Miticide
a chemical used to control mites
Nematocide
a chemical used to control nematodes
Pest
an unwanted plant or animal
Pesticide
a chemical used to control pests
Toxicity
a measurement of how poisonous a chemical is

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