MSU Weed Science - Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
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Nov 20th, 2018

Courses taught by Chris

ENT 404 ~ Fundamentals of Entomology

Insect classification, diversity, and evolution. Insect behavior and ecology. Importance of insects to humans and the environment.

Semester:  Fall of every year
Credits:  3  (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
Prerequisites:  BS162 or PLB105 or LB144

Summer Collecting for ENT 404
The best way to learn your insects is to collect and ID your own specimens. Thus I require a collection for ENT 404, Fundamentals of Entomology, in fall term. The collection is worth approximately 1/3 of the grade, but you can get most of the insects collected ahead of time over the summer. The better job you do preserving your catch (see below), the easier it will be to pin in the fall.  DO NOT pin your insects yet - we will learn to do that correctly in lab.  Click here for collecting, preservation, and data tips. A great start would be to bring 100 different insects (different species) to class in the fall.

 

ENT 477 ~ Pesticides in Management Systems

Chemistry, modes of action, and environmental fate of pesticides. Product development and regulation. Social aspects of pesticide use.

Semester: Fall of even years
Credits:  3 (lecture)
Recommended background: CEM 143 or CEM 257; PLP 405; CSS 402; ENT 404
Restrictions:  Open only to junior, seniors, and graduate students.