COURSES


PLS 2002: Pests, Pesticides, and People
Hours: 3 hours
Instructor: William T. Haller
Description: The role and use of pesticides in contemporary society; agriculture, urban pest control and public health. Characteristics of pesticide classes, how they work, toxicity, degradation, regulation and related environmental issues.

PCB 2441: Biological Invaders
Hours: 3 hours
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Description: An introduction to plants and animals that are invading Florida and the U.S. Learn why biological invaders are second only to habitat-destruction as threats to natural ecosystems, what makes some species invasive, how to control or prevent invasions, where international commerce may be regulated, and who is affected by such issues.

PLS 4601: Principles of Weed Science
Hours: 3 hours
Instructors: Gregory E. MacDonald, Barry J. Brecke
Description: An introduction to basic and applied aspects of weed science. Topics will include weed biology and ecology, herbicide physiology, and weed control techniques. The lab will cover weed identification, herbicide application technology, and other aspects of weed science.

PLS 4613: Aquatic Weed Control
Hours: 3 hours
Instructor: William T. Haller
Description: Identification of Florida's aquatic weed problems and methods of chemical, biological, mechanical, and physical weed control. Specific topics will include plant biology/ecology, herbicide residue, lake reclamation, fish-plant interactions, and current laws regulating aquatic weed control.

PLS 5632C: Integrated Weed Management
Hours: 3 hours
Instructor: Gregory E. MacDonald
Description: Overview of weed science principles and practices, with particular emphasis on strategies for southeastern cropping systems. Situations unique to the State of Florida.

PLS 5652: Advanced Weed Technology
Hours: 3 hours
Instructor: Gregory E. MacDonald
Description: Classification, mode of action, principles of selectivity, and plant responses to herbicides. Weed, crop, environmental, and pest management associations in developing herbicide programs. Focus on practical principles.

PLS 6623: Weed Ecology
Hours: 3 hours
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Description: Characteristics of weedy species. Ecological principles emphasizing interactions of weeds with their environment and neighboring plants, in crop and various noncrop habitats.

PLS 6655: Plant/Herbicide Interaction
Hours: 3 hours
Instructor: Gregory E. MacDonald
Description: Herbicide activity on plants: edaphic and environmental influences, absorption and translocation, response of specific physiological and biochemical processes as related to herbicide mode of action.

AGR 6932: Current Issues in Weed Science
Hours: 1-3; max: 8 hours
Instructor: Faculty
Description: Critical review of selected topics in specific agronomic areas.