Interiorscape Pest Management Exam Prep

Interiorscape Pest Management


Course Description

Pesticides protect plants in your interior landscape from insects and diseases; maintain the aesthetic appeal of indoor plants, and provide a good image for your clients’ establishments. This course outlines various invasive pests and diseases of interior plants and how an applicator can effectively treat pest infestations while protecting themselves and maintaining the aesthetic appeal of their clients’ businesses.

After completing this course users will be able to:

  • Identify invasive pests of interior plants, including insects and diseases.
  • Operate and properly calibrate various types of application equipment.
  • Outline effective practices for the management of various pest populations.

Introduction and Laws Lessons 1 and 2

  • Introduction
  • Federal Law
    • FIFRA

Care of Indoor Plants Lesson 3

  • Care of Indoor Plants
  • Acclimatization
  • The Shoot Environment
    • Light
    • Humidity
    • Temperature
  • Water Requirements
  • Fertilization
  • Summary

IPM Lesson 4

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Monitoring and Detection
  • Diagnosis and Identification
    • Diagnosing Plant Disorders
  • Economic and Aesthetic Significance
  • Selection of Management Methods
  • IPM – Evaluation

Managing Insects and Mites Lesson 5

  • Managing Insects and Mites
  • Fungus Gnats
    • Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Greenhouse Whitefly
    • Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Green Peach Aphid
    • Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Brown Soft Scale
    • ????Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Twospotted Spider Mite
    • Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Flower Thrips
    • Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Longtailed Mealybug
    • Description
    • Biology
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Citrus Mealybug
    • ??????????????Description
    • Biology???????
    • Host Plants
    • Damage
    • Life History
    • Control
  • Biological Pest Management
  • Pesticide Products for Managing Insects and Mites

Diseases of Indoor Plants Lesson 6

  • Diseases of Indoor Plants
  • Abiotic Disorders
    • ???????Environmental Conditions Contributing to Disease Development
    • Cultural Practions Contributing to Disease Development
    • Disease Development Due to Miscellaneous Activities
  • Biotic Disorders
    • ???????Pathogen
    • Host Plant
    • Environment
  • Infectious Diseases on Indoor Plants
  • Fungi
  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viruses
  • Root Diseases
  • Nematode Diseases

Pesticide Selection Lesson 7

  • Pesticide Selection
  • Mode of Action
  • Pesticide Formulation
  • Adjuvants
  • Purchasing Pesticides

Pesticide Application Lesson 8

  • Pesticide Application Procedures
  • Timing and Selection
  • Phytotoxicity and Evironmental Conditions
  • Handling Pesticides
  • Applications in the Interior Landscape
    • Public Places: Malls, Atria, Lobbies, etc.
    • Restaurants and Eating Areas
  • Post Treatment Procedures
  • Symptoms of Pesticide Exposures and Basic First Aid Procedures

Calibration Lesson 9

  • Calibration
  • Concentration Method
  • Volume Method Active Ingredient
  • Conversion Tables

Public Relations Lesson 10

  • Public Relations???????

Final Assessment


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