Maryland Seed Treatment 4 Credit Bundle

$49.00

Online HD Video | Category 4
This course bundle is designed for the Maryland Seed Treatment Applicator. The course bundle contains 4 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.
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Description

This course bundle is designed for the Maryland Seed Treatment Applicator. The course bundle contains 4 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:

  • How Fungicides Work – 2 credits
  • Seed Treatment Product Safety – 2 credits

 


How Fungicides Work

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 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.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

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

 Final Assessment 


Seed Treatment Product Safety 

Course Description

In the last ten years there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes, not only because they have been found to be beneficial to early crop protection but especially because they have been of concern to the safety of humans and the environment. This course will outline the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Weigh the benefits of treated seed products against the concerns for both human and environmental safety.
  • Outline the different types of seed treatment methods, dressings and manufacturing processes.
  • Be able to describe and integrate important safety guidelines based on EPA risk assessment recommendations.
  • Describe the environmental impact of seed treatment processes, and best practices as environmental stewards.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1

Global Considerations

  • Markets at a glance
  • Use trends

Safety Perspective—Asking the Right Questions

  • Risk to benefit
  • Potential health risks
  • Chemical exposure pathways

Safety Perspective—Where to find the right answers

  • Product label
  • Safety data sheet

Seed Treatment Methods

Safety Guidelines

  • Manufacturing
    • Engineering controls
    • Work practices
    • Personal hygiene
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Lesson 2

Safety Guidelines – Cont.

  • Handling
  • Storage
  • Transport
  • Use
  • Disposal

Environmental Impacts and Stewardship

  • Pollinator myths exposed
  • Best management practices
  • Environmental impacts on other non-target organisms
  • Environmental impacts

Additional Resources

  • Seed treatment operator safety guidelines
  • Seed treatment and safety regulations

Final Assessment


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