Aquatic Pest Control
A comprehensive review of aquatic pest control, including integrated management of aquatic plants, aquatic plant regulations, identification, herbicides and resistance, equipment selection and calibration, methods of herbicidde application, and non-herbicide methods of management.
Aquatic Pest Control 1
Learn to identify common aquatic weeds.
Aquatic Pest Control 2
Herbicides and their use in the aquatic environment.
Calibration and Calculations Made Easy for Aquatic Applicators
Discusses calibration of application equipment commonly used in the aquatics industry.
Principles of Pesticides: Herbicides I
Discusses principles of three important mode of action groups of herbicides; the photosystem, ACCase, and PPO inhibitors.
Principles of Pesticides: Herbicides II
Discusses principles of two important mode of action groups of herbicides, the ALS inhibitors and synthetic auxins.
Principles of Pesticides: Herbicides III
Discusses principles of several important mechanism of action groups of herbicides – the microtubule assembly inhibitors, EPSP synthase inhibitors, glutamine synthase inhibitors, carotenoid synthesis inhibitors, lipid synthesis inhibitors, herbicides that cause electron diversion in photosystem, and one herbicide that has an unknown mechanism of action.
Principles of Pesticides: Insecticides I
Discusses neurotoxic insecticides. Includes a history perspective and defines the term insecticide and related terms; including residual, contact, systemic, stomach poison, and translaminar movement.
Principles of Pesticides: Insecticides II
Gain a greater understanding of insecticides, including terms as related to insecticides, the two general insecticide modes of action, the mission of the insecticide resistance action committee, common active ingredients and their targets.
Gain a better understanding of factors that affect pesticide spray and how to minimize pesticide drift.
Florida’s Noxious Weeds
A noxious weed has legal connotations and Florida has its share of these invaders. This module will present the laws that are relevant to noxious weeds, then, each of the weeds classified as noxious is individually presented, showing identifying characteristics, discussing their habitats, life cycles, and historical significance.
Managing Aquatic Herbicide Applications to Prevent Development of Resistance
Explore ways to manage aquatic herbicide applications to prevent the development of resistance.
History of Aquatic Plant Management in Florida
A survey of the history of aquatic plant management in Florida.
Herbicides 101 – Herbicides and the Plant
Discusses herbicides and the plant, including plant processes, herbicide tolerances, how polar and nonpolar herbicides, translocation characteristics, and herbicide selectivity.
Herbicides 101 – Herbicides and the Soil
Discusses herbicides and the soil, including physical and chemical factors that affect herbicide performance and the relationship between absorption, leaching, volatility, and degradation.
Biological Control of Weeds
Gain a better understanding to the advantages and disadvantages of biological control of weeds along with several different approaches to biological control.