Biopesticides are increasingly being recommended as components of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in the production of non-organic high-value specialty crops like fruit, nut, vegetable, vine, ornamental and turf.
Integrated weed management (IWM) programs and orchard cultural practices have been developed for specific orchard and vineyard crops. This accredited CEU provides information on economically and environmentally sound IWM practices.
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, license 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.
This covers managing Lepidopterous pests in a wide array of crops and there is a second section on pesticide safety.
California groundwater regulations and their impact on pesticide recommendations and applications are covered in this course.