Arizona #2 Qualified Applicator Specialty 12 Hour Package

$179.00

12 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 12 Credits:  Agricultural; Pest Management Division (Structural)

  • 4 Hour Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 3 Hour Turfgrass:  Keys to Identification and Mangement
  • 2 Hour Aquatic Weed Control
  • 2 Hour Integrated Pest and Resistance Management
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Package Details

Description

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

12 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 12 Credits:  Agricultural; Pest Management Division (Structural)

  • 4 Hour Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 3 Hour Turfgrass:  Keys to Identification and Mangement
  • 2 Hour Aquatic Weed Control
  • 2 Hour Integrated Pest and Resistance Management
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

 


MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
for Disease Issues in the Landscape


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs, and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a reasonable budget.

Lesson 1 

  • Mapping
  • Key Pests
  • Annual Plantings
  • Long Term Planning

Quiz

Lesson 2 

  • Disease/Pest Prevention
  • Transplanting

Quiz

Lesson 3 

  • Pre- and Post-Treatments
  • Biological Fungicides

Quiz

Lesson 4 

  • Symptoms
  • Fertilizers
  • Nutrients
  • Water

Quiz

Lesson 5 

  • Cold
  • Root Symptoms
  • Mulch

Quiz

Lesson 6 

  • Water Molds
  • Downy Mildew

Quiz

Lesson 7 

  • Soil Borne Pathogens
  • Southern Blight
  • Interrupted Water Flow
  • Leaf Spot

Quiz

Lesson 8 

  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases

Quiz

Final Assessment 


TURFGRASS
Keys to Identification and Management


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management. Disease and pest management of turfgrasses involves multiple steps; identification of the disease or pest, various fungicides and pesticides available, application best practices, and prevention strategies. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment.

Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass. Preemergence herbicides are a common and useful tool that, when used appropriately, prevent weeds from establishing. This module discusses the basics of preemergence herbicide use in managed turfgrass systems.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in managed turfgrass.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass.

Chapter 1 -Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management

Lesson 1 

  • Applying Turf Fungicides
  • Granular
  • Liquid
  • Modes of Action
  • Environment Modifications
  • Large Patch

Quiz

Lesson 2 

  • Plant Ecology
  • Anthracnose
  • Gray Leaf Spot
  • Dollar Spot

Quiz

Lesson 3 

  • Weather Conditions
  • Melting Out
  • ERI
  • Bermudagrass Decline

Quiz

Lesson 4 

  • Bermudagrass Decline Management
  • Spring Deadspot
  • Take All Root Rot/Patch

Quiz

Lesson 5 

  • Pythium Blight
  • Fairy Ring
  • Slime Mold
  • Nematodes

Quiz

Lesson 6 

  • State Thresholds
  • Taking Samples
  • Nematicides

Quiz

Chapter 2 – Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass

Lesson 1 – Management Techniques 

  • Preventive Strategies
  • Preemergence Herbicides

Quiz

Final Assessment 


AQUATIC WEED CONTROL


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. Proper control relies on proper identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling aquatic weeds.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique identification and control approaches to aquatic plant life.

Lesson 1 

  • Plant Identification
  • Control Relies on Identification
  • Ask an Expert
  • Taking Photographs

Quiz

Lesson 2 

  • Benefits of Aquatic Plants
  • Non-indigenous vs. Native
  • Effects of Humans

Quiz

Lesson 3 

  • Off-Label Uses
  • Control Population
  • Biological Agents
  • Insects
  • Grass Carp
  • Pathogens
  • Systemic and Contact Herbicides
  • Submersed Herbicides
  • Herbicide Selection
  • Mechanical Control

Quiz

Lesson 4 

  • Algae
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Mechanical Control
  • Physical Control

Quiz

Final Assessment 


Integrated Pest 
and Resistance Management


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Integrated Pest Management. Integrated pest management, or “IPM” for short, is an environmentally sound approach to controlling a pest population through common sense methods. Each control method will be addressed and defined in this presentation. IPM is a strategy focusing on the long-term prevention of pests or their damage through the use of multiple techniques.

Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens. Pathogens are often the root cause of plant failure. Implementing an effective strategy using chemicals to target an identified pathogen is an essential element of agricultural stewardship. This course teaches the basics of sampling, and the different tools and techniques needed to accurately identify crop pathogens.

Insect Identification. Insects are a major part of our daily lives. Whether we realize it or not, there are millions of insects around us at all times. This presentation is a brief overview of basic identification of insects that we commonly come in contact with. At the end of this presentation, I hope that you have a better understanding of how to identify insects that you might encounter in work or in your day-to-day activities.

Pesticide Calibration. Calibration ensures that your equipment delivers the correct amount of pesticide uniformly across your field or target area and if done incorrectly or not at all has major consequences. It can mean the difference between control or failure of a pesticide. This course ensures you will be able to accurately calibrate using many types of application methods: broadcast application, banded application, multiple nozzles per row, and in-furrow applications.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Monitor and control pests through cultural, biological, mechanical, chemical, genetic, and host plant resistance methods.
  • Describe resistance, how it develops, and integrative ways it can be managed.
  • Identify the characteristic differences between arthropods and insects, and the stages of metamorphosis.
  • Describe the different of calibration types and why it is so important to calibrate before pesticide application occurs.
  • Become familiar with specific details and mathematical instructions on how to perform broadcast applications, banded applications, multiple nozzles per row, and in-furrow applications.

Chapter 1 – Integrated Pest Management 

  • Cultural Control
  • Mechanical Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Genetic Control
  • Host Plant Resistance
  • Resistance Management
  • Structured Refuge

Quiz


Chapter 2 – Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens 

  • Why bother to sample for plant pathogens?
  • Keys to Sampling
  • Sample Collection Tools

Sampling Scenarios

  • Turf
  • Leaves
  • Fruit
  • Wilt
  • Woody Plants

Quiz


 

Chapter 3 – Insect Identification 

  • Odonata (Dragonfly and Damselfly)
  • Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
  • Isoptera (Termites)
  • Hemiptera (True Bugs, Hoppers, Aphids)
  • Coleoptera (Beetles)
  • Hymenoptera (Wasps, Bees, Ants)
  • Lepidoptera (Butterflies)
  • Diptera (Flies, Mosquitoes, Midges)

Quiz


Chapter 4 – Pesticide Calibration 

  • When to Calibrate?
  • Calibration Terminology
  • Broadcast Sprayer Application
  • Banded Application
  • Multiple Nozzles per Row Application
  • In-Furrow Application

Quiz

Final Assessment 


Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course brings to light an up-and-coming issue within the United States and an issue that has been on-going across the world. Many mosquito-borne diseases are specified within the course, with an emphasis on the Zika Virus. Zika’s extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.

After completing this course participants will thoroughly understand:

  • Implement methods to reduce mosquito populations.
  • The zika virus, how it is contracted, what effect it has on the human body, testing and diagnostics, and what the congress is doing to aid in its prevention.
  • What can be done to prevent and control mosquitoes personally and from the source.

Lesson 1 – Biology of Mosquitoes (27 minutes)

  • Lifecycle
  • Treatment Options

?Quiz (2 minutes)

Lesson 2 – Mosquito-Borne Diseases (35 minutes)

  • What is Zika?
  • Zika Symptoms
  • Zika Extent
  • Guillain-Barré
  • How Zika is Transmitted
  • Zika and Pregnancy
  • Zika Testing and Diagnostics
  • Mosquito Vectors of Zika

What Can Be Done About Mosquitoes? Personal Protection

  • Source Reduction
  • Larviciding
  • Adulticiding

?Quiz (2 minutes)

Final Assessment (10 minutes)


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to [email protected] Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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