Industrial Weed Control Re-certification | Mississippi

$89.00

5 Hour course | Approved for 4 Credits:  Category II, VI, VII (3) and 1 Credit:  All Categories
This course will review the techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species or the environment.  It also addresses the concerns of the bee-keeping industry such as factors effecting honey bee decline and pollinator stewardship.
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Description

Mississippi Pesticide Safety

Industrial Weed Control Re-certification Package


COURSE SYLLABUS

Right of Way: Weed Control

This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment

After completing this chapter in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling vegetation by roadways, utility lines,a nd pipelines.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of rights of way weed management.

Lesson 1 

  • Roadside
  • Utility lines
  • Pipelines
  • Railways

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Lesson 2 

  • Plant Succession
  • Weed Biology/Ecology

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Lesson 3 

  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Cultural
  • Prevention
  • Mechanical

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Lesson 4 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Early Herbicides
  • 2,4-D
  • Current Herbicides

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Lesson 5 

  • Identification
  • Application Site
  • Timing
  • Rate

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Lesson 6 

  • Soils, moisture, topography, temperature, vegetative cover
  • Chemical characteristics, soil residue, organic matter, microbes, fertility, pH

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Lesson 7 

  • Drift
  • Resistance Definition
  • Selection
  • Herbicide resistant weeds

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Lesson 8 

  • Calibrations
  • Sprayers
  • Conventional Booms

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Lesson 9 

  • Boomless Sprayers
  • Calculations

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Chapter Assessment 


Pollinator Stewardship

Honey Bee Stewardship. The primary concern plaguing the bee keeping industry is the decline of honey bees around the world. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the leading cause behind this steady decline in honey bee numbers. There are a number of different factors affecting this decline. This course provides an outline of the best practices concerning honey bee stewardship.

Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators. Whether applying pesticides in the home garden or in a commercial setting, many of the chemical pesticides used to control insects, fungal disease, and even weeds can hurt non-target pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. This section will ensure your ability to affectively and efficiently apply pesticides without harming beneficial insects. 

Participants in this chapter will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the factors that contribute to colony collapse disorder.
  • Recognize the importance of beekeeper/grower communication.
  • The importance of pollinators in agriculture and why protecting native pollinators is of great concern.
  • The federal and state enforcement and compliance procedure as related to pollinator safety and alternatives to hard chemicals. 

Lesson 1 – Pollinator Stewardship 

The Problem: Colony Collapse Disorder

  • Varroa Mite
  • Viruses
  • Pesticide and Drift
  • Agrochemical Residues
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Honey Bee Protection
  • Benefits of Honey Bees

Mississippi Pollinator Stewardship Program

  • Stakeholders
  • The Best Protection
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partners
  • “Bee Aware” Flag

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Lesson 2 – Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators 

  • Federal and State Enforcement and Compliance
  • Alternatives to Hard Chemicals
  • Organic Approved Pesticides
  • Considerations When Applying Pesticides Near Beehives
  • Pesticide Toxicity Groups
  • Granular Bait Insecticide
  • Bait Stations, Phermone Lures, and Sticky Traps
  • Contact vs. Systemic Insecticides
  • Roadside Habitat Management

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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@traininginstitutesedu.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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