Pests of crops

Agricultural science for S.S.S 2 Second Term

Week 6

Pests of crops

Performance objectives

Students should be able to;

  1. State the meaning of pest.
  2. Classify pests into insects and non-insects.
  3. Classify insect pests based on their mode of mouthparts.
  4. Discuss the important insect pests of major crops.
  5. Recognize and name the important storage insect pests of farm produce.
  6. Describe the nature of damage to crops.
  7. Describe the biology of some of the selected crops.
  8. State and discuss the general control and preventive measures.
  9. State and discuss the possible side effects of the various preventive and control on man and the environment.
  10. State general/ economic importance of pests.


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