Aquatic Weed Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

$89.00

5 credits: Category V
Tailoring management strategies for aquatic weeds in Mississippi depends on proper plant identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification, including how to take photographs to aid in identification, and various approaches to aquatic plant management. Identification and control strategies for several weeds on the federal noxious weeds list are also addressed. The course also covers the importance of honey bees and outlines strategies that can be implemented to find the balance between managing pest and protecting pollinators.

Description

 

Mississippi Pesticide Safety
Aquatic Pest Control Recertification 5 CR CE Bundle


 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Aquatic Weed Control

Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. Proper control relies on proper identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.

After completing this chapter participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling aquatic weeds.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique identification and control approaches to aquatic plant life.

Lesson 1 

  • Plant Identification
  • Control Relies on Identification
  • Ask an Expert
  • Taking Photographs
  • Calculating Area and Volume

Lesson 2 

  • Benefits of Aquatic Plants
  • Non-indigenous vs. Native
  • Effects of Humans
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control

Lesson 3 

  • Off-Label Uses
  • Systemic and Contact Herbicides
  • Emergent and Floating Plants
  • Submersed Plant Herbicides
  • Herbicide Selection
  • Mechanical Control
  • Physical Control

Lesson 4 

  • Algae
  • Management Techniques for Algae
    • Biological Control
    • Chemical Control
    • Mechanical Control
    • Physical Control

Chapter Assessment 


Identification and Control of Noxious Weeds

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 chapter 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

Chapter Assessment 


Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health

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 chapter, 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

Chapter Assessment 


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will 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 & Privacy Policy).

 
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