ENY 6651C Insect Toxicology

Learn More About Our Program

ENY 6651C Insect Toxicology

Description

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

Prerequisites

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

Course Format

Location: Online

Course Goals

Topics

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