Florida Ornamental & Turf Pest Control Complete 16 CEU Bundle

Online HD Video | 4 CEUs Core and 12 CEUs Ornamental and Turf

This course bundle is designed for the Ornamental and Turf Commercial Applicator. The course bundle contains 4 CUEs of core credits and 12 CEUs of ornamental and turf (category 3) credits. Topics include an in depth look at reading a pesticide label, personal protective equipment requirement, safely transporting and storing pesticides, disease management strategies for landscape and turf management, a look at how to balance pest management while protecting pollinators, aquatic and noxious wee controls, and a brief look at mosquito-borne diseases.

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Description

This course bundle is designed for the Ornamental and Turf Commercial Applicator. The course bundle contains 4 CEUs of core credits and 12 CEUS of ornamental and turf (category 3) credits. Topics include an in depth look at reading a pesticide label, personal protective equipment requirements, safely transporting and storing pesticides, disease management strategies for landscape and turf management, a look at how to balance pest management while protecting pollinators, aquatic and noxious weed controls, and a brief look at mosquito-borne diseases.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

Core CEUs

  • Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics – 2 CEUs
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response – 1 CEU
  • Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct – 1 CEU

Ornamental and Turf CEUs

  • Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape – 3 CEUs
  • Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management – 2.5 CEUs
  • Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health – 1.5 CEUs
  • Ornamental/Turf Basics: Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling – 1 CEU
  • Aquatic Weed Control – 1 CEU
  • IPM for Turf Management – 1 CEU
  • Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds – 1 CEU
  • Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases – 1 CEU

 


Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics (#26803)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This training will cover many sections of a pesticide label and safety data sheets. Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present. Many examples of labels are used in this training that cover a variety of types of pesticides and also represent a variety of sites. It’s essential that we look at REAL label language and not simply make generic statements to evaluate.

There is no endorsement for any company or product by representation of information in this training. All material presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended to purposefully include or exclude any company, tradename, product, use, proprietary, or any other information. Whenever you have questions about interpretations of label language, we encourage you to contact your local extension, land-grant university, department of agriculture, product dealer, or the manufacturer for more information.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of pesticide registrations.
  • Identify where to find specific information on the pesticide label.
  • Identify pests and site usage according to the label, and recognize information on safety data sheets.

Lesson 1 

  • Overview and Objectives
  • EPA Approval
  • Testing of Products
  • Types of Pesticides
  • Pesticide Registrations
  • When to Read the Pesticide Label
  • Parts of the Label: Required Information
  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement

Lesson 2 

  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement (cont.)
  • Agricultural vs Non-Agricultural Use
  • A Closer Look at Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respirator Requirements
    • First Aid Statements
    • Exposure Precautions
    • Physical and Chemical Hazards

Lesson 3 

  • Directions for Use
  • How to Use this Product
    • Target Pests
    • Soil Limitations
    • Integrated Pest Management
  • Other Product Specific Statements
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Endangered Species Protection
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Application Rates
    • Target Crop Rates
    • Host Plant Rates
    • Soil Type
    • Other Application Notes

Lesson 4 

  • Application Rates (cont.)
    • Deviation
  • Tank Mixing
    • Compatibility Test
    • Phytotoxicity Warning
    • Additional Protections
  • Storage and Disposal
  • Safety Data Sheets

Lesson 5

  • Label Review

Final Assessment 


Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response (#26313)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers understand the protections and limitations of PPE. Proper PPE
selection, use, and care are essential.

Although pesticide accidents and emergencies are rare, they do occur. Pesticides spilled on the ground or burning in a fire can contaminate water, soil, and air; damage plants; injure livestock, wildlife, or pets; and endanger the health of the applicator and emergency responders. Pesticide spills and fires may lead to financial loss due to cleanup, liability claims, and fines assessed by government agencies. Do all that you can to prevent accidents, but be prepared in case of emergency.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify where on the label to find the minimum clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) required to handle a given pesticide product.
  • State the criteria to properly select skin, eye, and respiratory protection required by the pesticide label based upon your expected use and exposure.
  • Discuss how pesticide releases from spills and fires can endanger humans and the environment.
  • Explain how to execute an emergency response plan.

Personal Protective Equipment

Lesson 1

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Good Work Practices
  • Protect Yourself from Pesticides
  • Protect Your Body
  • Protect Your Eyes

Lesson 2 

  • Protect Your Respiratory System
  • Maintaining Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

Emergency Response

Lesson 1 

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Fires
  • Pesticide Spills

Final Assessment


Transportation, Storage, Security and Emergency Response (#26321)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored. Serious accidents involving pesticides are more likely to occur while they are in transit. Securing pesticides in a vehicle or in storage is a critical step to prevent vandalism or theft of product. You can reduce pesticide transport and storage problems by being aware of conditions that lead to increased security risks.

It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • State what precautions to take before transporting pesticides.
  • Summarize what the label says about legally disposing of unwanted pesticides.
  • List the steps to take to restrict access to pesticides.
  • Explain the basics of professionalism for pesticide applicators.

Transportation, Storage, and Security

Lesson 1 

  • Transportation
  • Storage of Pesticides in Buildings
  • Pesticide Site Security

Lesson 2 

  • Best Practices
  • Disposal and Recycling

Professional Conduct 

Lesson 1 

  • Pesticide Security and Supervision
  • Public and Customer Communications

Final Assessment 


Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape (#25981)

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 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

Lesson 2 

  • Disease/Pest Prevention
  • Transplanting

Lesson 3 

  • Pre- and Post-Treatments
  • Biological Fungicides

Lesson 4 

  • Symptoms
  • Fertilizers
  • Nutrients
  • Water

Lesson 5 

  • Cold
  • Root Symptoms
  • Mulch

Lesson 6 

  • Water Molds
  • Downy Mildew

Lesson 7 

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

Lesson 8 

  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases

Final Assessment 


Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management (#25986)

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

Lesson 2 

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

Lesson 3 

  • Weather Conditions
  • Melting Out
  • ERI
  • Bermudagrass Decline

Lesson 4 

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

Lesson 5 

  • Pythium Blight
  • Fairy Ring
  • Slime Mold
  • Nematodes

Lesson 6 

  • State Thresholds
  • Taking Samples
  • Nematicides

Chapter 2 – Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass

Lesson 1 – Management Techniques 

  • Preventive Strategies
  • Preemergence Herbicides

Final Assessment 


Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health (#25979)

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 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 


Ornamental/Turf Basics: Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling (#25865)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course provides the learner with a few basics necessary for effective management of turf and ornamentals. Understanding how to properly collect specimens for accurate analysis by a lab will save time and money. Understanding how a fungus infects a plant and which fungicide will treat that fungus effectively will provide quick treatment that can limit damage done to the plant. Plant appearance, status of infections, what to include in your sample, and fungicide mechanism of action are discussed to provide a framework from which to formulate treatment strategies.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the how fungicides penetrate the structures of a targeted plant.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the prevention, identification, and treatment of fungal infections in plants.
  • Identify the proper part of the plant to send to the diagnostic lab for analysis.
  • Execute proper packaging and shipping of each sample to the diagnostic lab.

Chapter 1 – How Fungicides Work

  • Major Plant Parts
  • Fungal Infection Mechanism
  • Plant Systems
  • Nutrient Distribution
  • Fungicide Penetrants

Chapter 2 – Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens 

Sampling

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

Sampling Scenarios

  • Turf
  • Leaves
  • Fruit
  • Wilt
  • Woody Plants

Final Assessment 


Aquatic Weed Control (#25978)

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 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

Lesson 2 

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

Lesson 3 

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

Lesson 4 

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

Final Assessment 


IPM for Turf Management (#25867)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Integrated Pest Management of turfgrasses involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for turfgrass, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive turf stand.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the settings and ecosystems of a turf stand
  • 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

Lesson 1 – Basic Principles for Managing Common Turfgrass Pests

  • Produce healthy plants
  • Correctly identify the problem
  • Understand that there will be pests and some damage
  • Pesticide use is the last line of defense, not the first
  • IPM – Detection and Monitoring

Lesson 2 – Integrated Pest Management

  • Diagnosing and identifying turfgrass injury and causes
  • Evaluating economic significance
  • Select management tactics

Lesson 3 – Integrated Pest Management

  • Select management tactics (cont.)
  • Record keeping and evaluation

Final Assessment


Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds (#25866)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Managing noxious weeds can be a tricky proposition. Applicators need to be aware of both the federal and state noxious weed lists and how that affects management tactics. This course covers several weeds on the federal noxious weeds list as well as other noxious weeds found throughout the southeastern United States.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common noxious weeds the southeastern United States
  • Recommend the proper treatment strategies for each noxious weed identified

Lesson 1 

  • Cogongrass
  • Brazilian Satintail

Lesson 2 

  • Tropical Soda Apple
  • Kudzu
  • Itchgrass

Lesson 3 

  • Chinese Tallow Tree
  • Tropical Spiderwort

Lesson 4 

  • Aquatic Plant Management
    • Giant Salvinia
    • Hydrilla

Final Assessment 


Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases (#25988)

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 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 

  • Lifecycle
  • Treatment Options

Lesson 2 – Mosquito-Borne Diseases 

  • 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

Final Assessment 


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