Maryland Commercial Category 1A/Private - Agricultural Plant 8 Credit Bundle

This course bundle is designed for the Maryland Agricultural Plant or Private Applicator. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category specific continuing education approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Regulation Section. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.


  • Field Crop Pest Management – 8 credits


Field Crop Pest Management

Pesticides protect plants and animals from insects, weeds, and diseases; improve the efficiency of food, feed, and fiber productions; and provide for greater crop yields. This course outlines various invasive pests of field crops and how an applicator can effectively treat pest invasions while protecting themselves and the environment from the adverse effects of pesticides.

After completing this course, users will be able to:

  • Identify invasive pests of field crop plants, including insects, weeds, and diseases.
  • Operate and properly calibrate various types of application equipment.
  • Outline strategies of Integrated Pest Management systems.