Ornamental Plant Pest Management Exam Prep

$89.00

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the 3B Ornamental Pest Management category exam in Michigan. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation of ornamental pest management principles. By learning how to manage the landscape correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

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Ornamental Plant Pest Management Exam Prep


Pest management of ornamental plants 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 exam prep covers:

  • the basics of pest and disease management for ornamental plants 
  • the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive landscape. 
  • federal and state laws that pertain to the use of restricted use pesticides in Michigan
  • the different equipment commonly used in pesticide applications and the most common methods of applying pesticides
  • how to properly calculate the treatment area, the amount of finished solution needed, and how to calibrate the equipment
  • common landscape weeds, disorders, diseases (including nematodes), invertebrate, and vertebrate pests

This video exam prep course will walk you through the tools and techniques you will need to pass the turf management exam and be successful in your career. With over 300 practice questions, this course will provide you with the tools you need to pass the exam.

 


 

Chapter 1 – IPM for Ornamental Plant Pest Management

Lesson 1 

  • 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 

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

Lesson 3 

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

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 2 – Federal and State Pesticide Laws

Lesson 1 

  • Federal Regulations
    • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
    • Endangered Species Act
    • Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • State Regulations
    • Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Act No. 451, Part 83, Pesticide Control
    • Regulation 636, Pesticide Applicators
    • Regulation 637, Pesticide Use

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 3 – Application Equipment

Lesson 1 

  • Types of pesticide applications
    • Dilute pesticide solutions
    • Trunk injections
    • Soil applications
    • Granular applications
  • Application equipment
    • Manual application equipment
    • Power sprayers
    • Granular spreaders
  • Protecting against equipment failure
    • Mechanical equipment safety checklist

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 4 – Calibration and Application Calculations

Lesson 2 

  • What is calibration?
  • Application calculations
    • Calibrating by volume
    • Percent solutions
    • Spray guns
    • Treatment area
    • Calculating by area for liquid spray
    • Calculating by area for granular applicators

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 5 – Weed Management in Ornamental Plantings

Lesson 1 

  • Weed Biology
    • Monocot vs dicot
    • Stages of plant development
    • Length of life cycle
  • Weed Identification
    • Grasses sedges
      • Quack Grass
      • Yellow Nutsedge
    • Herbaceous Broadleaves
      • Bittercress
      • Queen Anne’s Lace
      • Yellow Woodsorrel
    • Other Common Weeds of Ornamentals
      • Horestail
      • Poison Ivy

Lesson 2 

  • Managing Landscape Weeds
    • Cultural Controls
      • Mulch
      • Landscape fabric
      • Sanitation
    • Mechanical Controls
    • Chemical Controls
      • Herbicide Characteristics
      • Contact vs Systemic
      • Selective vs Nonselective
      • Pre-Emergence vs Post-Emergence
      • Potential problems
      • Damage to ornamentals
      • Herbicide failure

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 6 – Common Plant Disorders

Lesson 1 

  • Improper Growing Conditions
    • Too much or too little sun
    • Improper soil moisture
    • Improper nutrients
    • Hardiness and microclimates
  • Improper Cultural Practices
    • Improper planting depth
    • Overmulching
    • Girdling root
    • Poor soil drainage
    • Soil compaction

Lesson 2 

  • Mechanical Damage
    • Girdling ropes, wires, and vines
    • Mowers, string trimmers, other equipment
  • Construction Damage
  • Chemical Injury
    • Fertilizer, road salt, deicers
    • Phytotoxicity
  • Adverse Weather Conditions
    • Flooding
    • Drought and heat
    • Frost and freeze
    • Winter injury
  • Transplant Shock
  • Multiple or Unknown Causes

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 7 – Plant Disease and Nematode Management in Ornamentals

Lesson 1 

  • Ornamental Plant Disease Management
    • Fungi
    • Bacteria
    • Viruses and virus-like organisms
    • Plant parasitic nematodes
  • Disease pyramid
  • Cultural Management and Avoiding Disease
  • Chemical Management
    • Protectant Fungicides
    • Systemic Fungicides
    • Soil Fumigants
  • Disease Symptoms and Signs
  • Fungi
  • Disease Identification
    • Anthracnose
    • Apple Scab
    • Black Spot of Roses
    • Cedar-Hawthorn or Cedar-Apple Rust
    • Crown Gall
    • Cytospora Canker of Spruce
    • Fire Blight
    • Oak Wilt
    • Phytophthora Root Rot
    • Powdery Mildews
  • Nematodes
    • Concerns
    • Sampling
    • Management

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 8 – Invertebrate Pest Management

Lesson 1

  • Insects and Mites
    • Insect anatomy
    • Insect growth and development
    • Mite growth and development
  • Managing Insect and Mite Damage
    • Biological Control
      • Predators
      • Parasitoids
      • Parasites
      • Disease-causing pathogens
    • Chemical Management
    • Cultural Management
    • Mechanical Management
  • Invertebrate Pest Identification
    • Piercing, Sucking, and Rasping Mouthparts
      • Aphids
      • Cottony Maple Scale (soft scale)
      • Flower Thrips
      • Honeylocust Plant Bug and Honeylocust Leafhopper
      • Oystershell Scale (armored scale)
      • Potato Leafhopper
      • Sycamore Lace Bug
      • Tow-Spotted Spider Mite

Lesson 2 

  • Invertebrate Pest Identification (cont.)
    • Chewing Mouthparts
      • Birch Leafminer
      • Black Vine Weevil
      • Eastern Tent Caterpillar
      • European Pine Sawfly
      • Gypsy Moth
      • Japanese Beetle
    • Gall-Forming Insects
      • Eastern Spruce Gall Adelgid
    • Wood-Boring Insects
      • Bronze Birch Borer
      • Emerald Ash Borer
    • Slugs and Snails

Chapter Practice Quiz

Chapter 9 – Vertebrate Pest Management

Lesson 1 

  • Birds
  • Deer
  • Rabbits
  • Squirrels
  • Beavers
  • Voles

Chapter Practice Quiz

Practice Test


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