Credit: 3 undergraduate / graduate
Instructor(s): David Weaver

Course Description

This course focuses on conceptual approaches to integrated pest management. The overall framework will be the effective production of foodstuffs to meet increasing demands for safe and healthy commodities for consumers. By integrating multiple tactics, the production of food can be optimized given the current limitations to traditional “silver bullet” pest management. Material covered will include the definitions of IPM terminology as applied to weed, arthropod, and microbial pests; management tactics including biological, cultural, and chemical controls; host plant resistance and genetic modification; sample case studies; applicability to specialized production systems.

Meeting Place and Times

This course will meet online


Dave Weaver, PhD.


General Biology, general entomology courses

Target Audience

Working professionals who want to increase their knowledge in the topic. Students in the MS in Land Resources Environmental Sciences - online degree program. 

Time Commitment:

10-12 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

See the Online Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid page.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

  • IPM in Practise 
    Edition: first
    Author: Mary Louise Flint
    Publisher: Univ of California Agriculture & Natural Resources; Second edition (September 11, 2012)
    ISBN13: 978-1601077851
    ISBN 10: 1601077858
    Price new: $35 
    This book is available from various online retailers.

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

For More Information

For course information: Please contact Marni Rolston


How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

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Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo