- Washington State Department of Agriculture: 1 recertification credit
- Oregon Department of Agriculture: 1 core credit
Pesticide use plays a significant role in agricultural production, forestry, landscape and turf management and public health. In recent years, pest management has shifted from relying heavily on pesticides to using a cohesive approach, called integrated pest management. Integrated pest management is a balanced, tactical approach to pest control, involving taking action to anticipate pest outbreaks and to prevent potential damage.
This course will teach you about different pests, proper methods to control them and how to implement an integrated pest management program. The fifty-minute course qualifies for one Oregon Department of Agriculture's pesticide applicator recertification credit, one Washington State Department of Agriculture recertification credit, one Idaho State Department of Agriculture recertification credit, one Wyoming State Department of Agriculture recertification credit, one Utah State Department of Agriculture recertification credit, one Nevada State Department of Agriculture recertification credit, or one New Mexico State Department of Agriculture recertification credit. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has approved this course as a core class.
If you have previously taken any of these courses, you will not be able to take them again using the same account. If you wish to take any of these for the second time, please click the Register Now button and complete your registration using a different email address than used with your previous course(s).
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-4197
IMPORTANT:Final grade reporting to the state will include grades released as of December 31, 2017. Our system takes 24 hours for grades to release, so to ensure your grade will be counted toward the 2017 calendar year, you will need to complete the final quiz no later than December 30, 2017.
What You'll Learn
- What encompasses an IPM program.
- The benefits of an IPM program.
- The types of controls used in IPM.
- The five major steps of an IPM program.
- Possible causes of a failed IPM program.
- Real life case studies of IPM programs.
Marvin Butler is a professor specializing in grass seed, vegetable seed, and peppermint. He is currently working for the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center located in Madras, Oregon.