South Carolina Core 10 Hour #1 Package

$129.00

10 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 10 Credits:  Core

  • 4 Hour Right of Way:  Weed Control
  • 3 Hour Cage Trapping Techniques
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health
  • 1 Hour Seed Treatment Product Safety

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PACKAGE CONTENTS:

10 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 10 Credits:  Core

  • 4 Hour Right of Way:  Weed Control
  • 3 Hour Cage Trapping Techniques
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health
  • 1 Hour Seed Treatment Product Safety

 


RIGHT OF WAY:
Weed Control


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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 course 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

Lesson 2 

  • Plant Succession
  • Weed Biology/Ecology

Lesson 3 

  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Cultural
  • Prevention
  • Mechanical

Lesson 4 

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

Lesson 5 

  • Identification
  • Application Site
  • Timing
  • Rate

Lesson 6 

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

Lesson 7 

  • Drift
  • Resistance Definition
  • Selection
  • Herbicide resistant weeds

Lesson 8 

  • Calibrations
  • Sprayers
  • Conventional Booms

Lesson 9 

  • Boomless Sprayers
  • Calculations

Final Assessment 


CAGE TRAPPING TECHNIQUES


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Cage and box traps play an important role in the management of vertebrate pests in urban and suburban environments. These devices capture animals by imprisoning them in a wire cage or box with solid walls. Their simple construction and perceived humaneness lead many to mistakenly believe that these devices require little training to master. This course will review the differences amongst cage and box traps and how to use those differences to achieve control goals. Likewise, students will learn the three main trapping sets, effective baits, safe and humane use of the traps, and how to reduce non-target captures. After this class, you will never see cage/box trapping in the same way again.

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

  • Identify the parts of cage and box traps.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different features in cage/box traps and how retail traps differ from commercial traps.
  • Know foundational ways to use cage/box traps to improve capture efficacy and improve humaneness.
  • Understand the importance of disease safety for both the wildlife control operator and the client.

Lesson 1

  • Definitions: live trap, cage trap and box trap
  • Key parts of the cage trap
  • Varieties of cage traps
  • Retail versus professional traps 
  • How and why cage traps should be modified

Lesson 2

  • Concerns about the use of box traps
  • Legal issues involved with cage/box traps
  • Trapping principles: placement, location, safety  and timing

Lesson 3

  • Trap maintenance
  • Wildlife damage
  • Types of sets
  • Baited sets
  • Activity tests

Lesson 4

  • Baiting principles
  • Baiting for raccoons, skunks and squirrels
  • Trail bait or bait behind treadle
  • Audible lures

Lesson 5

  • Trap maintenance
  • Misfires
  • Euthanasia
  • Disease prevention

Lesson 6

  • Disease prevention and safety
  • Precautions

Lesson 7

  • Practical application

Final Assessment 


BALANCING PEST MANAGEMENT
and Pollinator Health


COURSE SYLLABUS

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 is discussed.

After completing this course in its entirety, 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

Final Assessment 

 


Seed Treatment Product Safety

In the last ten years there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes, not only because they have been found to be beneficial to early crop protection but especially because they have been of concern to the safety of humans and the environment. This course will outline the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

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

  • Weigh the benefits of treated seed products against the concerns for both human and environmental safety.
  • Outline the different types of seed treatment methods, dressings and manufacturing processes.
  • Be able to describe and integrate important safety guidelines based on EPA risk assessment recommendations.
  • Describe the environmental impact of seed treatment processes, and best practices as environmental stewards.

Lesson 1

Global Considerations

  • Markets at a glance
  • Use trends

Safety Perspective—Asking the Right Questions

  • Risk to benefit
  • Potential health risks
  • Chemical exposure pathways

Safety Perspective—Where to find the right answers

  • Product label
  • Safety data sheet

Seed Treatment Methods

Safety Guidelines

  • Manufacturing
    • Engineering Controls
    • Work practices
    • Personal hygiene
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Lesson 2

Safety Guidelines – Cont.

  • Handling
  • Storage
  • Transport
  • Use
  • Disposal

Environmental Impacts and Stewardship

  • Pollinator myths exposed
  • Best management practices
  • Environmental impacts to other non-target organisms
  • Environmental impacts

Additional Resources

  • Seed Treatment Operator Safety Guidelines
  • Seed Treatment and Safety Regulations

Final Assessment


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