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Pest Control

TermDefinition
Disease infective agent that results in decreased health in living things.
Fungi members of a major group of lower plant life that lack chlorophyll and obtain nourishment from either live or decaying organic matter.
Disease Triangle the term applied to the relationship of the host, pathogen, and the environmental in disease development.
Pest Population Equilibrium a condition that occur when the number of pests stabilizes or remains steady.
Mosaic a virus disease of plants in which a leaf shows a symptom of light- and dark-green mottling of the foliage.
Arachnid a living creature such as a spider or mite that is distinguished from insects by having light legs.
Pheromone a chemical secreted by an organism to cause a specific reaction by another organism of the same species.
Economic Threshold Level the level of pest damage to justify the cost of a control measure.
Vector a living organism that transmit a disease.
Insect a six-legged animal with three body segments.
Defoliate to strip a plant of its leaves.
Weed a plant that is not wanted.
Pathogen organism that produce disease.
Annual Weed a weed that completes its life cycle within 1 year.
Biennial Weed a weed that will live for 2 years.
Perennial Weed a weed that lives for more than 2 years.
Entomophagous insects that feed on other insects.
Plant Disease any abnormal plant growth.
Casual Agent an organism that produces a disease.
Abiotic Disease a disease caused by factors other than pathogens.
Bacteria one-celled, microscopic organisms.
Virus pathogenic entity consisting of nucleic acid and a protein sheath.
Nematode a type of tiny roundworm that causes damage to specific kinds of plants.
Key Pest a pest that occur on a regular basis for a given crop.
Biological Control pest control that uses natural control agents.
Cultural Control pest control that adapts farming practices to better control pests.
Clean Culture any practice that removes breeding or over wintering sites of a pest.
Trap Crop a susceptible crop planted to attract a pest into a localized area.
Pesticides Resistance the ability of a pest to tolerate a lethal level of a pesticide.
Chemical Control the uses of pesticides for pest control
Created by: jonbri29