Journal of NACAA

Application of Integrated Pest Management Skills Through a Board Game Simulation

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 15, Issue 2 - December 2022

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


University of Idaho educators have developed an educational board game simulation titled Pest Friends. This board game focuses on the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the consequences associated with a variety of management tactics. One hundred percent of players have indicated that it is more engaging than traditional trainings of this subject. The purpose of this article is to show the value of game-based learning in agriculture with an emphasis on IPM.

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