West Virginia Ornamental & Turf Outdoors Recertification 20 Credit Bundle

$129.00

Online HD Video | 20 Credits: 4A

This course bundle is geared toward the Ornamental & Turf Outdoor Commercial Applicator (Category 4A). This course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 4A. Topics include management strategies for disease issues in the landscape, IPM and cultural practices for turf management, an overview of common turf weeds, disease, insect, and vertebrate pests, and an in-depth look at reading the pesticide label.

Description

This course bundle is geared toward the Ornamental & Turf Outdoor Commercial Applicator (Category 4A). This course bundle contains 20 credits of education that have been approved for category 4A. Topics include management strategies for disease issues in the landscape, IPM and cultural practices for turf management, an overview of common turf weeds, disease, insect, and vertebrate pests, and an in-depth look at reading a pesticide label.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape – 6 credits
  • IPM for Turf Management – 2 credits
  • Cultural Practices for Turf Management – 2 credits
  • Common Turfgrass Weeds – 2 credits
  • Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests – 2 credits
  • Application Equipment and Calibration – 2 credits
  • Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics – 4 credits

Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape

Course Description

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs, and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a reasonable budget.

Lesson 1 

  • Mapping
  • Key Pests
  • Annual Plantings
  • Long Term Planning

Lesson 2 

  • Disease/Pest Prevention
  • Transplanting

Lesson 3 

  • Pre- and Post-Treatments
  • Biological Fungicides

Lesson 4 

  • Symptoms
  • Fertilizers
  • Nutrients
  • Water

Lesson 5 

  • Cold
  • Root Symptoms
  • Mulch

Lesson 6 

  • Water Molds
  • Downy Mildew

Lesson 7 

  • Soil Borne Pathogens
  • Southern Blight
  • Interrupted Water Flow
  • Leaf Spot

Lesson 8 

  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases

Final Assessment 


IPM for Turf Management

Course Description

Integrated Pest Management of turfgrasses involves multiple steps; producing a healthy plant, correctly identifying the problem, recognizing that there will always be some pests and damage, and only using pesticides as a last resort. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for turfgrass, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully provide your clients with a healthy and attractive turf stand.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the settings and ecosystems of a turf stand
  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in managed turfgrass
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass

Lesson 1 – Basic Principles for Managing Common Turfgrass Pests

  • ?Produce healthy plants
  • Correctly identify the problem
  • Understand that there will be pests and some damage
  • Pesticide use is the last line of defense, not the first
  • ?IPM – Detection and Monitoring

Lesson 2 – Integrated Pest Management

  • ?Diagnosing and identifying turfgrass injury and causes
  • Evaluating economic significance
  • Select management tactics

Lesson 3 – Integrated Pest Management

  • ?Select management tactics (cont.)
  • Record keeping and evaluation

Final Assessment


Cultural Practices for Turf Management

Course Description

Turf responds best to consistent cultural practices – mowing, irrigating, and fertilizing. A consistent mowing height that is appropriate for the variety of turf, good irrigation, and proper fertilization will result in a healthy vigorous turf that will be enjoyed for years.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss adverse turf conditions and how to correct them
  • Recognize common turf problems and how to remedy them
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass

Lesson 1 – Requirements for a Healthy Turf

  • Inappropriate growing conditions
  • Water
  • Temperature
  • Sunlight
  • Soil Structure
  • Soil pH
  • Nutrients

Lesson 2 – Establishing Turf

  • Grass Plant Selection
  • Planting Procedures
  • Maintaining Turf
  • Watering
  • Mowing
  • Fertilizing
  • Aerating
  • Dethatching
  • Special Considerations for Shade

Final Assessment


Common Turfgrass Weeds

Course Description

Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. Correct identification of the problem weed is a must of developing a management strategy, as is a working knowledge of weed biology and how herbicides work. This course will provide applicators with a good foundation from which to build their knowledge.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the major similarities and differences between weeds and turf
  • Identify common turfgrass weeds
  • Explain how herbicides work

Lesson 1 

  • Weed Biology
  • Weed Identification
    • Annual Bluegrass
    • Common Chickweed
    • Mouse-Ear Chickweed
    • White Clover
    • Large Crabgrass
    • Smooth Crabgrass
    • Dandelion
    • Ground Ivy
    • Henbit
    • Practrate Knotweed
    • Yellow Nutsedge

Lesson 2 

  • Weed Identification (cont)
    • Broadleaf Plantain
    • Buckhorn Plantain
    • Quack Grass
    • Creeping Speedwell
    • Prostrate Spurge
    • Yellow Weed Sorrel
    • Common Yarrow
  • Managing Turf Weeds
    • Using Herbicides
    • Herbicide Action and Weed Plant Characteristics
    • Herbicide Action and Weather
    • Correcting Application Mistakes

Final Assessment


Turfgrass Disease, Insect, and Vertebrate Pests

Course Description

There are a variety of diseases, disorder, insects and vertebrate pests that can cause problems in turfgrass. Being able to correctly identify these common turfgrass maladies is of utmost importance to turfgrass managers. This course will look at the common diseases and disorder found in turf, and cover the situations and environmental conditions favorable to those diseases. The course also covers common insect and vertebrate pests and how to manage them.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify a disease, describe favorable disease conditions, and recommend treatment strategies for each disease
  • Identify common insect turf pests and recommend treatment strategies
  • Recognize the preferred habitat for common vertebrate pests and be able to recommend the appropriate deterrent or management strategy

Chapter 1 – Diseases and Disorders

Lesson 1

  • Disease Development
  • Types of Fungicides
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Common Turfgrass Diseases
    • Anthracnose
    • Dollar Spot
    • Fairy Rings

Lesson 2

  • Common Turfgrass Diseases (cont.)
    • Leafspot and Melting-Out Diseases
    • Pink Snow Mold
    • Necrotic Ring Spot
    • Powdery Mildew
    • Pythium Blight
    • Red Thread
    • Rhizoctonia Brown Patch
    • Rusts
    • Slime Moles
    • Stripe Smut
    • Typhyla Blight
    • Nematodes

Chapter 2 – Turfgrass Insect and Vertebrate Pests

Lesson 1

  • Insect Pests
    • Root Feeders
      • Black Turfgrass Ataenius and Aphodius
      • European Chafer
      • Japanese Beetle
      • May or June Beetle
    • Sap, Stem, and Leaf Feeders
      • Black Cutworm
      • Bluegrass Billbug
      • Hairy Chinch Bug
      • Sod Webworm
    • Nuisance Pests
      • Ants
  • Insect Management Review
  • Vertebrate Pests
    • Canada Geese
    • Moles

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


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 


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