Arizona PMD Qualified Applicator Specialty 12 Credit Bundle

This course bundle is designed for the Arizona Qualified Applicator as licensed by the Pest Management Division. The course bundle contains 12 credits of training approved the the Arizona Department of Agriculture for PMD credit. Course topics focus on common landscape management issues. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape – 4 credits
  • Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management – 3 credits
  • Aquatic Pest Management – 2 credits
  • Intro to Mosquito Control – 2 credits
  • IPM for Termite Prevention – 1 credit

 


Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape

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 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.

Turfgrass: Keys to Disease Identification and Management

Course Description

Turfgrass: Keys to Disease 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 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.

Aquatic Pest Management

Course Description

Aquatic ecosystems are extremely complex and fragile. This course covers the many aspects necessary for managing aquatic pests, from site evaluation and pest identification to pesticide application and treatment evaluation. Risk communication strategies are included, along with a variety of control methods in addition to aquatic pesticides.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the laws and regulations surrounding aquatic pesticide use.
  • Identify aquatic pests and the best methods for management.
  • Calculate the appropriate amount and rate for aquatic pesticide use.

Intro to Mosquito Control

Course Description

Mankind has been battling mosquitoes since before the first settlers landed on the continent. Mosquitoes are vectors for a multitude of diseases that are harmful to humans, livestock, and pets. To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. It is also important to have a good understanding of the diseases that are commonly vectored by mosquitoes. The course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different stages in the mosquito lifecycle.
  • Explain the differences between male and female mosquitoes.
  • Suggest different surveillance and collection tactics to efficiently trap mosquitoes in the target area.
  • List and describe several commonly mosquito vectored diseases.

IPM for Termite Prevention

Course Description

Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. They are responsible for more than 2 million dollars in damage each year. In many states, building codes require the use of liquid termiticide when constructing new structures. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several solid IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of Integrated Pest Management and how they apply to termite prevention.
  • Describe the life cycle of a termite and be familiar with termite behavior.
  • Recommend several IPM practices that can reduce the risk of a structure being invaded by termites.

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