Pennsylvania 01 Agronomic Complete 16 Credit Bundle

$108.00

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core and 10 credits Agronomic Crops (Category 01)
This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 10 credits of agronomic crops (category 01) training. Topics include pesticide application equipment and calibration, pesticide hazards and first aid, pollinator health, and common pests of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice, and cotton. View the course details for a list of courses.

Description

This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural commercial applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 10 credits of agronomic crops (category 01) training. Topics include pesticide application equipment and calibration, hazards and first aid, pollinator health, and common pests of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, rice and cotton. View the course details for a list of courses.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

Core Credits:

  • Application Equipment and Calibration – 2 credits
  • Pesticide Hazards and First Aid – 2 credits
  • Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health – 2 Credits (and 2 Category 01 credits)

Agronomic Crops (Category 01) Credits:

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

 

 


Application Equipment and Calibration


Course Description

When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it’s important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. An accurate measurement of the area to be treated and properly calibrated equipment are critical to applying pesticides within an acceptable range of the label requirements. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf, the way to calculate the area of an irregularly shaped space, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of equipment used in pesticide applications
  • Accurately calculate the square footage of irregular areas
  • Accurately calibrate common application equipment

Chapter 1 – Application Equipment

Lesson 1

  • Spray Output Equipment
  • Applying Pesticides
  • Application Techniques

Chapter 2 – Calibration

Lesson 1

  • Application Calculations
    • Divide and Calculate
    • Offset Line Method

Lesson 2 

  • When to Calibrate
  • Liquid Spray Equipment
  • Calibrating Small Sprayers
  • Calibrating Showerhead Sprayers
  • Calibrating Spray Equipment

Lesson 3

  • Ounce-to-Gallon Method
  • Granular Equipment
  • Calibration Steps

Final Assessment


Pesticide Hazards and First Aid


Course Description

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents,
fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term
and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated
with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common exposure routes for various pesticides and application methods.
  • Discuss the appropriate first aid response to oral, ocular, dermal, and inhalation exposures to pesticides.
  • Explain the hazard level classification system for pesticides, including the corresponding signal words.

Chapter 1 – Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Lesson 1 

  • Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
  • Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
  • Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
  • Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Lesson 2 

  • Factors Affecting Response
  • Signal Words
  • Exposure Symptom Recognition
  • Antidotes
  • First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

Final Assessment 


Balancing Pest Management 
and Pollinator Health


Course Description

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 are discussed.

After completing this course 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.

Chapter 1

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

Final Assessment 


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.

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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


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