Ornamental and Turf

Agricultural Crop Pest Control
Basic pest control strategies are discussed with emphasis upon IPM philosophy for the major pest categories weeds, insects, plant pathogens, and vertebrates. Material presented reviews basic life cycles and pest identification relevant to major agricultural commodities.
CEUs: 1

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
The Worker Protection Standard’s purpose, where it pertains, who is affected, and the four major types of requirements that an agricultural employer must provide to non-family members is discussed.
CEUs: 1

Notice of Applications / Posting and Information Display Under WPS
A detailed look at two of the most frequently cited WPS violations: failure to properly warn workers of pesticide applications and display of central information on an agricultural establishment.
CEUs: 1

WPS Training
A closer look at s WPS requirements to properly train workers and handlers regarding pesticide safety on agricultural establishments—a frequently sited area of WPS violations. Training requirements and tips for effective training are presented in detail.
CEUs: 1

Surviving FDACS Inspection
Learn what to expect during a FDACS pesticide use compliance inspection – what the inspectors ask and what they will be looking for. This tutorial will help you prepare for the day when your agricultural production establishment will be chosen by FDACS for inspection.
CEUs: 1

Review of Common Turfgrass Disorders: Diseases, Nematodes, and Non-Pests
Reviews the common plant pathogens and nematodes that infect turfgrass in Florida, including, a discussion of common abiotic stress disorders.
CEUs: 1

Review of Common Turfgrass Disorders: Damaging Insects
Reviews the most important insects that damage turfgrass in Florida. Insects discussed include mole cricket, chinch bug, and several species of white grub. Learn the biology of each and the injury symptoms they cause.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

Review of Common Pests of Ornamental Plants
Discusses insects, plant pathogens, weeds, and nematodes that harm ornamental plants.
CEUs: 1

Calibration and Calculations Made Easy for Turfgrass Applicators
Learn about equipment calibration, with a focus on equipment commonly used by turfgrass applicators.
CEUs: 1

Arthropods of Florida Citrus Part 1
A review of the biology, injury patterns, and control measures for arthrpods common to Florida citrus; including soft-bodied citrus pests and asian citrus psyllid.
CEUs: 1

Arthropods of Florida Citrus Part 2
A review of the biology, injury patterns, and control measures for arthrpods common to Florida citrus; including citrus leafminers, generalist feeders, and citrus weevils.
CEUs: 1

Principles of Pesticides: Herbicides I
Discusses principles of three important mode of action groups of herbicides the photosystem, ACCase, and PPO inhibitors.
CEUs: 1

Principles of Pesticides: Herbicides II
Discusses principles of two important mode of action groups of herbicides the ALS inhibitors and synthetic auxins.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

Pesticide Drift
Gain a better understanding of factors that affect pesticide spray and how to minimize pesticide drift.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

Principles of Pests:  Plant Diseases
Discusses principles of pests and plant diseases, including how plants are diagnosed, the plant disease triangle, biotrophs and necrotrophs, and how to manage plant disease.
CEUs: 1

Principles of Pesticides – Fungicides I
Discusses the importance of the use of fungicides, including protectant and systemic fungicides and resistance development.
CEUs: 1

Principles of Pesticides – Fungicides II
Discusses the importance of the principles of fungicides.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

Chemigation through Microirrigation
Discusses chemigation/microirrigation system components, chemigation safety, microirrigation considerations, system calibration, and troubleshooting.
CEUs: 1

Maximizing Product Power
Learn to maximizing product power by mastering core principals such as pest identification, using correct dosages, ensuring products reach the target pest, better application, and an understanding of resistance.
CEUs: 1