Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health | California DPR and SPCB Approved

$35.00

2 hour course | Approved for 2 credits: DPR – Other
2 hour course | Approved for 1 credit: SPCB – Application and Use; Technical Branch 2

This course covers the importance of honey bees, details honey bee decline statistics, and outlines the strategies that can be implemented in California to coordinate the effors of farmers, beekeepers, and applicators to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators. 

Description

 

BALANCING PEST MANAGEMENT
and Pollinator Health
 


 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Balancing the need to manage agricultural pests with pollinator health is dependent on cooperation between beekeepers, farmers and pesticide applicators. This course outlines the importance of honey bees honey bee decline, and discusses some pollinator myths. Finally, the strategies required to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers and applicators is discussed.

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

  • Gain an understanding of the issues surrounding pollinator importance, decline and health.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the cooperation between farmers, beekeepers, and applicators.

 

Lesson 1 

  • Habitat Loss
  • Pesticides
  • Diseases
  • Parasites

Lesson 2 

  • U.S. Agricultural Needs
  • Best Practices to Protect Bees
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partnering

Lesson 3 

  • Reducing Bee Poisoning
  • Science Policy Field Tour
  • Row Crops as Major Honey Sources
  • Value of Pollination

Lesson 4 

  • Pragmatic Beekeeper
  • Pragmatic Farmer
  • Aerial Applicators
  • Mechanical Control

Final Assessment 



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.

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