Forest Pests Pesticide Use | West Virginia Approval #000Z2H

Instructor: Sarah Racine

With this online course, understand how to safely control pests found in forest environments. Below is an overview of the topics covered throughout this West Virginia Department of Agriculture-approved course.

Done improperly, mixing pesticides can be very risky during every stage of the process. That’s why the course starts by covering proper pesticide-mixing techniques, followed by an explanation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). These IPM strategies give professionals more methods for preventing pesticide-induced water contamination. The environmental fate of pesticides is also explained.

After that comes a set of practical methods for preventing pesticide resistance and managing forest vegetation. Types of forestry herbicides and modes of action are also discussed.

Then, learn the necessary precautions that must be taken during and after fumigating greenhouse plants. Environmental concerns within greenhouses, such as protective measures and potential exposure, are also explained.

Lastly, learn what to do after applying pesticides, like dealing with hazardous waste, proper pesticide disposal, and spill cleanup.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the risks and safety measures related to mixing pesticides.
  • Describe ways of protecting water sources with IPM strategies.
  • Explain why IPM is a successful practice and understand the strategies needed for a successful program.
  • Summarize diverse tactics used to manage herbicide resistance.
  • Discuss the goals and modes of action for forest herbicides.
  • Identify practices for vegetation management.
  • Describe safety concerns and methods of fumigation in greenhouses.
  • Summarize health and environmental concerns in greenhouses.
  • Communicate methods of managing pesticide waste.