Washington Rancher Private Applicator Re-certification 12 Hour Package

$159.00

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

12 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 12 Credits

  • 4 Hour Right of Way:  Weed Control
  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
  • 2 Hour Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health

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PACKAGE CONTENTS:

12 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 12 Credits

  • 4 Hour Right of Way:  Weed Control
  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
  • 2 Hour Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health

 


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 

 


VERTEBRATE STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL and ID


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Wildlife damage inspection is a complex area. The information that follows is designed to focus ONLY on the fundamentals. This is not a book about running your business. It is a technical guide to educate readers about the process and interpretation of signs left by vertebrate animals in human-impacted environments. More information could have been added but would have cluttered the text with minutia only useful in extremely marginal situations.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Become confident in the identification of various vertebrate species based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and track information.
  • Understand and evaluate the physical, biological and legal risks involved in the inspection process.
  • Outline the different types equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.

Chapter 1 – Getting Started 

  • Know the Wildlife in the Area
  • Equipment
  • PPE

Chapter 2 – Risks Involved and Phone Inspections 

  • Evaluating Risk: Physical, Biological and Legal
  • Phone Inspections: Information from Clients
  • Structural vs. Non-Structural Damage

Chapter 3 – On-Site Inspections 

  • Habitat
  • Owners
  • Systematic Inspection: Indoors and Out
  • Noises
  • Odors

Chapter 4 – Difficult Jobs and Damage Done 

  • Tactics
  • Traps, Glueboards, Track Traps, Cameras
  • Damage According to Time of Year
  • Landscape and Garden Damage

Chapter 5 – Scat Identification and Eyeshine 

  • Warnings
  • Procedures
  • Features
  • Inclusions
  • Eyeshine

Chapter 6 – Vertebrate Species

Lesson 1 

  • Bats
  • Eastern Chipmunks
  • Gray and Fox Squirrels

Lesson 2 

  • House Mice
  • House Sparrows
  • Norway Rats

Lesson 3 

  • Opossums
  • Pigeon
  • Raccoons

Lesson 4 

  • Red Squirrels
  • Shrews
  • Starlings
  • Striped Skunks

Final Assessment


FIELD FUMIGATION 
FOR MANAGING VERTEBRATE PESTS


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fumigants are pesticides that convert to a toxic gas when introduced to the atmosphere. Fumigants are used to control pests in two main areas: structures, such as homes and grain bins and burrows, such as those created by prairie dogs, skunks or woodchucks. This presentation will focus on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in the field.

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

  • Recognize the various types of fumigation devices and products used to control vertebrate pests in the field
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of fumigation as a control method
  • Know the best practices for effective use of fumigants
  • Abide by the label restrictions to protect non-targets and applicators from harm

Lesson 1

  • Definition of a fumigant
  • Advantages of fumigants
  • Disadvantages of fumigants
  • Regulatory categories of fumigants
  • Carbon monoxide fumigation
  • Safety concerns

Lesson 2

  • Ignitable gas cartridges
  • Endangered species (EPA’s Bulletins Live! Two)
  • Giant Destroyer Best Practices

Lesson 3

  • Rat Ice and Burrow Characteristics
  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) regulatory history

Lesson 4

  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) application
  • Target Concentrations
  • Burrow Conditions

Lesson 5

  • Fumigation Management Plan
  • Practice Application

Lesson 6

  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) Testing
  • Postings
  • Insights
  • AP Safety

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 


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 [email protected]. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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