Georgia Agricultural Plant 10 Credit Bundle

$129.00

Online HD Video | 10 credits Agricultural Plant (Category 21)
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 10 credits of agricultural plant (category 21) training. Topics include common pests of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice, cotton, and peanuts, pollinator health, common application equipment and calibration, integrated pest management, insect sampling, and a brief overview of how fungicides work. View the course details for a list of courses.

Description

This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 10 credits of agricultural plant (category 21) training. Topics include common pests of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice, cotton and peanuts, pollinator health, common application equipment and calibration, integrated pest management, insect sampling, and a brief overview of how fungicides work.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health – 2 credits
  • Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum – 2 credits
  • Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanut – 1 credit
  • Application Equipment and Calibration – 1 credit
  • Pollinator Stewardship – 1 credit
  • Noxious Weeds – 1 credit
  • How Fungicides Work – 1 credit
  • IPM, Insect Sampling, and Calibration – 1 credit

 

 


Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health (R18-A0079)

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 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 


Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum (R18-A0085)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Corn Insect Pests. This course goes over in detail the many insects that threaten corn yield. Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.

Soybean Insect Pests. This course details the various types of insects that affect soybeans, including early-season insect pests, stem and petiole feeders, and defoliators. Treatment and control strategies for specified insects within these groups are detailed throughout this lesson.

Grain Sorghum Insect Pests. Sorghum represents a large portion of the U.S. export industry. It is a versatile crop that is used as a grain, forage or sweet crop. It is subject to infestation by a variety of insect pests. Good production practices can help reduce infestation when sampled regularly from emergence to maturity. This course will outline how to manage for these pests in a timely and efficient way.

While working through this course attendants will learn specifics on:

  • The major pests currently affecting corn crops in the United States today.
  • How to develop strategies to manage and control corn insect pests.
  • Early season insect pests: how to recognize, control and prevent
  • Multiple soybean fruit and pod feeders, the extent of damage each causes, and prevention techniques
  • Identify the different groups of grain sorghum pests and which insects within those groups are most harmful.
  • Identify the vegetative and grain-filling stages of plant growth.

Chapter 1 – Corn Insect Pests 

  • Southwestern Corn Borer
  • Southern, Northern, and Western Rootworm
  • Cutworm
  • Fall Armyworm
  • Corn Earworm

Chapter 2 – Soybean Insect Pests 

  • Early-Season Insect Pests
    • Soil Insect Pests
    • Seed Treatments
    • Soybean Behind Cover Crops
  • Stem and Petiole Feeders
    • Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper
    • Kudzu Bug
  • Defoliators
    • Grasshoppers
    • Blister Beetles
    • Bean Leaf Beetles
    • Green Cloverworm
    • Soybean Looper
    • Velvetbean Caterpillar
    • Saltmarsh Caterpillar
    • Beet Armyworm
    • Fall Armyworm

Chapter 3 – Grain Sorghum Insect Pests 

  • Five Vegetable Stages and Four Grain-Filling Stages of Sorghum
  • Soil Pests
  • Seedling Pests
  • Leaf and Stalk-Boring Pests
  • Panicle and Seed Pests
  • Sugarcane Aphid
  • Sorghum Midge
  • Fall Armyworm
  • Corn Earworm
  • Sorghum Webworm

Final Assessment 


Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanuts (R18-A0096)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Rice Insect Pests. This section details the major and the minor pests commonly associated with rice crops. These include weevils, stink bugs, armyworms, aphids, borers, midges and more. Students will learn to identify insects at various stages of maturity and to recognize specific insects based on the damage done to the crop.

Cotton Insect Pest and Management Strategies. This section will demonstrate how to identify insect pests in cotton, and outline the most common management strategies. Major insect pests in cotton include thrips, plant bugs, stink bugs, bollworm, budworm, beet armyworm, fall armyworm, spider mites, and others.

Peanut Insect Pests.  This section will cover the major pests commonly associated with peanut crops. These include thrips, cutworms, lesser cornstalk borer, threecornered alfalfa hopper, rednecked peanutworm, peanut burrower bug, and several defoliators.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the most common insect pests of rice, the damage they cause, and prevention methods for each.
  • Describe the impact these pests have on the yield and quality of rice grain.
  • Identify various insect pests typically found in cotton.
  • Develop management strategies to control these pests.
  • Discuss the most common insect pests of peanuts, the damage they cause, and prevention methods for each.

Chapter 1 – Rice Insect Pests 

  • Major Insect Pests of Rice
    • Grape Colaspis (Lespedeza Worm)
    • Rice Water Weevil
    • Rice Stink Bug
  • Minor Insect Pests of Rice
    • Stem Borers
    • Billbug
    • Grasshoppers
    • Fall Armyworm and True Armyworm
    • Chinch Bug
    • Aphids
    • Rice Seed Midges

Chapter 2 – Cotton Insect Pest and Management Strategies 

  • Major Insect Pests of Cotton
    • Thrips
    • Tarnished Plant Bug
    • Clouded Plant Bug
    • Stink Bugs
    • Bollworms
    • Tobacco Budworm
    • Beet Armyworm
    • Fall Armyworm
    • Spider Mites
  • Minor Insect Pests of Cotton
    • Loopers
    • Cutworms
    • Cotton Aphids
    • Cotton Fleahopper
    • Saltmarsh Caterpillar
    • Whiteflies

Chapter 3 – Peanut Insect Pests 

  • Thrips
  • Cutworms
  • Lesser Cornstalk Borer
  • Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper
  • Defoliators
    • Corn Earworm
    • Tobacco budworm
    • Armyworms (fall, beet)
    • Veletbean caterpillar
    • Loopers (cabbage, soybean)
  • Rednecked Peanutworm
  • Peanut Burrower Bug

Final Assessment 


Application Equipment and Calibration (R19-00097)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it’s important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. An accurate measurement of the area to be treated and properly calibrated equipment are critical to applying pesticides within an acceptable range of the label requirements. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf, the way to calculate the area of an irregularly shaped space, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of equipment used in pesticide applications
  • Accurately calculate the square footage of irregular areas
  • Accurately calibrate common application equipment

Chapter 1 – Application Equipment

  • Spray Output Equipment
  • Applying Pesticides
  • Application Techniques

Chapter 2 – Calibration

Lesson 1

  • Application Calculations
    • Divide and Calculate
    • Offset Line Method

Lesson 2 

  • When to Calibrate
  • Liquid Spray Equipment
  • Calibrating Small Sprayers
  • Calibrating Showerhead Sprayers
  • Calibrating Spray Equipment

Lesson 3

  • Ounce-to-Gallon Method
  • Granular Equipment
  • Calibration Steps

Final Assessment


Pollinator Stewardship (R18-A0086)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Honey Bee Stewardship. The primary concern plaguing the bee keeping industry is the decline of honey bees around the world. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the leading cause behind this steady decline in honey bee numbers. There are a number of different factors affecting this decline. This course provides an outline of the best practices concerning honey bee stewardship.

Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators. Whether applying pesticides in the home garden or in a commercial setting, many of the chemical pesticides used to control insects, fungal disease, and even weeds can hurt non-target pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. This section will ensure your ability to effectively and efficiently apply pesticides without harming beneficial insects.

Participants in this course will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to colony collapse disorder.
  • Recognize the importance of beekeeper/grower communication.
  • The importance of pollinators in agriculture and why protecting native pollinators is of great concern.
  • The federal and state enforcement and compliance procedure as related to pollinator safety and alternatives to hard chemicals.

Chapter 1 – Pollinator Stewardship 

  • The Problem: Colony Collapse Disorder
    • Varroa Mite
    • Viruses
    • Pesticide and Drift
    • Agrochemical Residues
    • Poor Nutrition
    • Honey Bee Protection
    • Benefits of Honey Bees
  • Mississippi Pollinator Stewardship Program
    • Stakeholders
    • The Best Protection
    • Farmer-Beekeeper Partners
    • “Bee Aware” Flag

Chapter 2 – Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators 

  • Federal and State Enforcement and Compliance
  • Alternatives to Hard Chemicals
  • Organic Approved Pesticides
  • Considerations When Applying Pesticides Near Beehives
  • Pesticide Toxicity Groups
  • Granular Bait Insecticide
  • Bait Stations, Phermone Lures, and Sticky Traps
  • Contact vs. Systemic Insecticides
  • Roadside Habitat Management

Final Assessment 


Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds (R18-944)

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 


How Fungicides Work (R18-A0083)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course provides the learner with the basics of fungicides and how they work. The process of how fungal spores germinate and penetrate the leaf structure are explained with easy to follow diagrams and instruction. Plant appearance, status of fungal infections, 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.

Lesson 1 

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

 Final Assessment 


Row Crop Basics: IPM, Insect Sampling, and Calibration (R19-00096)

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.

Insect Sampling Techniques for Row Crops.  An important concern in agriculture management is minimizing insecticide use and controlling costs. The frequency of sampling is critical to making appropriate insect management decisions. These decisions should be made based on established treatment thresholds.

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 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.
  • 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 – Insect Sampling Techniques for Row Crops 

  • Cotton Sampling
  • Soybean Sampling
  • Corn Sampling
  • Grain Sorghum Sampling
  • Wheat Sampling
  • Sweet Potato Sampling
  • Rice Sampling
  • Peanut Sampling
  • Onsite Sampling

Onsite Sampling

Chapter 3 – Pesticide Calibration 

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

Final Assessment 


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