Texas Private Applicator 10 CEU Recertification Bundle

$129.00

Online HD Video | 10 CEUs

This course bundle is designed for the Texas Agricultural Private Applicator. The course bundle contains 10 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved courses and includes 2 CEUs of Law and Regulations, 2 CEUs of IPM, and 6 CEUS of General credits. Please note, TDA rules require private applicators to complete at least 5 CEUs in a classroom setting to complete recertification requirements.

Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling | Texas Approval #798540

1 CEU: General 
This course provides a basic understanding of how fungicides work and the basics of collecting plant material samples for testing pathogens. Fungal spores, germination, plant appearance, infestations, fungicide mechanism, collection techniques, and collection dos and don'ts are all discussed.
Also approved for Certified Crop Advisor Credit

Description

This course bundle is designed for the Texas Agricultural Private Applicator. The course bundle contains 10 CEUs of Texas Department of Agriculture approved courses and includes 2 CEUs of Law and Regulations, 2 CEUs of IPM, and 6 CEUS of General credits. Please note, TDA rules require private applicators to complete at least 5 CEUs in a classroom setting to complete recertification requirements.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum – 2 general CEUs
  • Pest Identification: Rice, Cotton, and Peanut – 1 general CEU
  • Aquatic Weed Control – 1 general CEU, 1 IPM CEU
  • Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health – 1 IPM CEU
  • Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics – 2 law and regulation CEUs
  • Application Equipment and Calibration – 1 general CEU
  • Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling – 1 general CEU

 


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.

While working through this 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 

Threshold, Biological Control, Cultural Control, 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 

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 

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, Cotton, and Peanuts

Course Description

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.

Peanut Insect Pests.  This section will cover the major pests commonly associated with peanut crops. These include thrips, cutworms, lesser cornstalk borer, threecornered alfalfa hopper, rednecked peanutworm, peanut burrower bug, and several defoliators.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Discuss the most common insect pests of peanuts, the damage they cause, and prevention methods for each.

Chapter 1 – 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

Chapter 2 – 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

Chapter 3 – Peanut Insect Pests 

Major Insect Pests of Peanut 

  • Thrips
  • Cutworms
  • Lesser Cornstalk Borer
  • Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper
  • Defoliators
    • Corn Earworm
    • Tobacco budworm
    • Armyworms (fall, beet)
    • Veletbean caterpillar
    • Loopers (cabbage, soybean)
  • Rednecked Peanutworm
  • Peanut Burrower Bug

Final Assessment 


Aquatic Weed Control

Course Description

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 course 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

Lesson 2 

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

Lesson 3 

  • Off-Label Uses
  • Control Population
  • Biological Agents
  • Insects
  • Grass Carp
  • Pathogens
  • Systemic and Contact Herbicides
  • Submersed Herbicides
  • Herbicide Selection
  • Mechanical Control

Lesson 4 

  • Algae
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Mechanical Control
  • Physical Control

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 is 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.

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 


Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics

Course Description

This training will cover many sections of a pesticide label and safety data sheets. Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present. Many examples of labels are used in this training that cover a variety of types of pesticides and also represent a variety of sites. It’s essential that we look at REAL label language and not simply make generic statements to evaluate.

There is no endorsement for any company or product by representation of information in this training. All material presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended to purposefully include or exclude any company, tradename, product, use, proprietary, or any other information. Whenever you have questions about interpretations of label language, we encourage you to contact your local extension, land-grant university, department of agriculture, product dealer, or the manufacturer for more information.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of pesticide registrations.
  • Identify where to find specific information on the pesticide label.
  • Identify pests and site usage according to the label, and recognize information on safety data sheets.

Lesson 1 

  • Overview and Objectives
  • EPA Approval
  • Testing of Products
  • Types of Pesticides
  • Pesticide Registrations
  • When to Read the Pesticide Label
  • Parts of the Label: Required Information
  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement

Lesson 2 

  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement (cont.)
  • Agricultural vs Non-Agricultural Use
  • A Closer Look at Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respirator Requirements
    • First Aid Statements
    • Exposure Precautions
    • Physical and Chemical Hazards

Lesson 3 

  • Directions for Use
  • How to Use this Product
    • Target Pests
    • Soil Limitations
    • Integrated Pest Management
  • Other Product Specific Statements
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Endangered Species Protection
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Application Rates
    • Target Crop Rates
    • Host Plant Rates
    • Soil Type
    • Other Application Notes

Lesson 4 

  • Application Rates (cont.)
    • Deviation
  • Tank Mixing
    • Compatibility Test
    • Phytotoxicity Warning
    • Additional Protections
  • Storage and Disposal
  • Safety Data Sheets

Lesson 5

  • Label Review

Final Assessment 


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

  • 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


Fungicides and Plant Pathogen Sampling

Course Description

This course provides the learner with a few basics necessary for effective management of turf and ornamentals. Understanding how to properly collect specimens for accurate analysis by a lab will save time and money. Understanding how a fungus infects a plant and which fungicide will treat that fungus effectively will provide quick treatment that can limit the damage done to the plant. Plant appearance, the status of the infections, what to include in your sample, and fungicide mechanism of action are discussed to provide a framework from which to formulate treatment strategies.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of how fungicides penetrate the structures of a targeted plant.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the prevention, identification, and treatment of fungal infections in plants.
  • Identify the proper part of the plant to send to the diagnostic lab for analysis.
  • Execute proper packaging and shipping of each sample to the diagnostic lab.

Chapter 1 – How Fungicides Work

Lesson 1

  • Major Plant Parts
  • Fungal Infection Mechanism
  • Plant Systems
  • Nutrient Distribution
  • Fungicide Penetrants

Chapter 2 – Basics of Sampling for Plant Pathogens 

Lesson 1

Sampling

  • Why bother to sample for plant pathogens?
  • Keys to Sampling
  • Sample Collection Tools

Sampling Scenarios

  • Turf
  • Leaves
  • Fruit
  • Wilt
  • Woody Plants

Final Assessment 


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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.

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