Classification of Insect Pest I

Agricultural Science JSS1 Third Term


Classification of Insect Pest I

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1.  Classify insect pest according to mouthparts

2.  List the piercing and sucking insect pests

3.  Explain the damages done by crop plant pests


Definition of Pest

A pest is any organism which causes damage or injury to crops. It can also be defined as any organism which causes loss to the farmer.

Generally, pest attack all parts of the crop: roots, stems, leaves, fruits and seeds. They reduce crop yield both in quality and quantity.

Pest includes birds, monkeys, rodents, insects, nematodes, molluses and even man.... View More

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