Integrated Pest and Resistance Management | Florida Approval #24215


3 hour course | Approved for 3 CEUs: Click here for approved categories
This course covers a range of topics important to pesticide resistance management in Florida including Integrated Pest Management (IPM), correct sampling techniques for plant pathogens, proper insect identification, and pesticide application equipment calibration.  


Integrated Pest 
and Resistance Management

This course is approved for 1.5 CEUs in the following categories:

  • 487 General Standards/Core
  • Private Applicator – Ag
  • Ag Animal
  • Ag Row Crop
  • Ag Tree Crop
  • Forestry
  • Ornamental & Turf
  • 482 General Standards/Core
  • Limited Landscape Maintenance
  • Limited Lawn & Ornamental
  • Limited Structural
  • Commercial Lawn & Ornamental
  • Commercial General Household Pest Control

Maximum CEUs earned: 3


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

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  

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) 

Chapter 4 – Pesticide Calibration 

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

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.

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

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