The purpose of this course is to give you a review of many aspects of spray drift – from practical, hands-on ways to minimize drift, to the regulatory issues surrounding it. It is a critical basic overview.
Potassium nitrate has a positive effect in controlling plant pests and diseases when applied as an additive to crop protection agrochemicals. This accredited course also has a section on the role of nutrients in IPM.
American agriculture exports 20 to 30 percent of its production annually. For specific commodities, the percentage is much higher. When recommending and applying pest management products for crops, licensed Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) and applicators and farmers must be aware of which products applied are in compliance with Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) established by foreign customers.
Sponsored by Monsanto, this accredited Weed Resistance Management CEU gives an overview of important management practices that can help avoid or delay the development of herbicide-resistant weeds.
The Federal Organic Foods Production Act set standards for both growers and consumers, and the writing of the official USDA rules for defining organic farming/food took more than 10 years. Organic/sustainable agriculture is expanding rapidly in the US with an average annual increase of 12% during the last 15 years. Organic product sales now exceed $32 billion in the US. This CE course, sponsored by BRANDT®, focuses on sustainable organic farming practices and cultural and biological pest management without the use of synthetic chemicals.
Mites are small arthropods in the class Arachnida and the subclass Acari. Although they are related to insects, mites are in the arachnid class and are closely related to spiders and ticks. They are common pests in agriculture, landscapes, and gardens. Sponsored by BASF, this course discusses mite control in major crops.
California is becoming the first state in the nation to invoke regulations to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in agriculture by restricting the use of certain nonfumigant pesticide products during the growing season in the San Joaquin Valley. This CEU explains how the regulations work.
Ant control is an important element of harvesting a high quality almond crop. It starts with ant habitat management before effective ant bait can be applied. This course covers both topics.
This accredited CE course focuses on choosing the correct variety alfalfa based on a number of factors, including variety pest and disease resistance. It also contains information on managing key pests and diseases.
The 2,000-member Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) Herbicide Resistance Action Committee has developed this five-module education program entitled Current Status of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds. It is accredited for licensed professionals to earn credit for taking the course and available in both English and Spanish.