Maryland Agricultural Plant 8 Credit Bundle

$69.00

Online HD Video | Category 1A or Private
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.
Cerrar Subtítulos en Español

Description

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.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum – 4 credits
  • Pest Identification: Rice and Cotton – 4 credits

 


Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum

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.

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 

Lesson 1 – Threshold, Biological, Cultural, Chemical Control, and Host Plant Resistance of:

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

Chapter 2 – Soybean Insect Pests 

Lesson 1 – Soybean Insect Identification and Management

  • 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 

Lesson 1 – Grain Sorghum Pests and Management

  • 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 and Cotton

Course Description

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.

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 section teaches the basics of sampling, and the different tools and techniques needed to accurately identify crop pathogens.

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.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various types of insect sampling available.
  • Implement and perform insect sampling techniques.
  • Implement and perform many insect sampling techniques.
  • Tailor a management strategy that targets a specific, identified pathogen.
  • 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.

Chapter 1 – 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 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

Chapter 3 – 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 4 – 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

Final Assessment 


Customer service representatives are available to 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 info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to our website and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance and Privacy Policy).

 
388,791 Courses Taken
 
 
This is definitely the way to go for me. I’ll do it again. I’ve spoken with three different people at your office and you’ve all been really great.
Dave Auger from Lauderdale, Minnesota
 
Scroll Up