ENY 6651C Insect Toxicology

ENY 6651C Insect Toxicology


This course will provide an overview on insecticide classification, formulation, mode of action, resistance, metabolism, environmental fate, and regulatory legislation.


There are no formal prerequisites. However, a general knowledge of entomology and organic chemistry is needed.

Course Format

Location: Online

Course Goals


The need for pesticides and their pattern of use
The formulation of pesticides
Pesticide laws and regulations
The classification of insecticides
Evaluation of toxicity
The uptake of insecticides
The mode of action of insecticides
Principles of pesticide metabolism
Species differences and other phenomena associated with the metabolism of xenobiotics
Insecticide resistance
Pesticides in the environment