Review of Common Turfgrass Disorders: Diseases, Nematodes, and Non-Pests
Discusses the plant pathogens, nematodes, and abiotic stress disorders common to turfgrass in Florida.
Review of Common Turfgrass Disorders: Damaging Insects
Reviews important insects that cause damage to turfgrass in Florida. The primary insects discussed include mole cricket, chinch bug, several species of white grub, and others. Covers the biology of each and injury symptoms they cause.
Review of Common Turfgrass Weeds and Their Management
Reviews common turfgrass weeds and their management. Covers the major types of weeds with examples, ways to prevent infestations (including IPM), and common herbicides.
Demonstration and Research Pest Control: Part I
An overview of pesticide development, practical management considerations when selecting pest control methods, pesticide-organism and pesticide interactions, and equipment calibration of small-plot sprayers.
Demonstration and Research Pest Control: Part II
An overview of Material Safety Data Sheets, reviews the importance of pesticide recordkeeping, experimental-use permits, discusses field experiments and demonstrations, and the common types of statistical design used in field experiments.
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.
Importance of Herbicides – Natural Resources
This particular tutorial will discuss the importance of herbicides for Natural Resource Conservation in the U.S.
Principles of Pesticides – Fungicides I
Discusses the importance of the use of fungicides, including protectant and systemic fungicides and resistance development.
Principles of Pesticides – Fungicides II
Discusses the importance of the principles of fungicides.
Managing Aquatic Herbicide Applications to Prevent Development of Resistance
Explore ways to manage aquatic herbicide applications that prevent the development of resistance.
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.
Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation
Review licensing, regulatory, and safety requirements for soil fumigation. Also covers site assessment, buffer zones and posting requirements, application equipment and techniques, area calculations and calibration of soil fumigation equipment, fumigant management plans and post-application summaries.
Managing Glyphosate Resistance
Discusses managing glyphosate resistance and its impact on corn and soybean production.
Calibration of Soil Fumigant Injection Equipment
Take a closer look at calibration of soil fumigant injection equipment. Topics include protecting yourself and others from soil fumigant exposure and determining the equipment output and applying the correct rate of soil fumigation in a safe and legal manner.
Chemigation through Microirrigation
Discusses chemigation/microirrigation system components, chemigation safety, microirrigation considerations, system calibration, and troubleshooting.