Private Applicator

The Value of Pesticides in Agricultural Crops in Florida
Consider the costs and benefits of pesticides to Florida agricultural commodities. Based upon data presented by the Crop Life Foundation during the Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association’s 2006 annual winter meeting.
CEUs: 1

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
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

Agricultural Row Crop Pest Control – Application Equipment
Understand the components of spray equipment and granular applicators commonly used in agricultural row crop settings. Includes a brief overview of chemigation.
CEUs: 1

Agricultural Application Equipment Calibration
Learn about calibration of equipment common to agricultural settings, including selecting the right nozzle for spray- and granule-delivery equipment, determining travel speed and sprayer output, and checking for uniformity of delivery.
CEUs: 1

Poisonous Plants in Pastures
Discusses plants that are toxic to livestock and commonly encountered in Florida pastures. Describes symptoms of poisoning for various livestock species and the most effective control recommendations for eliminating these nuisance plants.
CEUs: 1

Pasture Weed Identification I – Grass and Broadleaves
Identifying broadleaf and grass weeds that are common across Florida and the Southeastern United States.
CEUs: 1

Pasture Weed Identification II – Trees and Vines
Identifying woody brush species that are common across Florida and the Southeastern United States.
CEUs: 1

Surviving FDACS Inspection
Learn what to expect during an FDACS pesticide use compliance inspection – what the inspectors ask and what they look for. Prepare for the day when your agricultural production establishment is 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

Principles of Weed Management in Forests
Discusses the principles of weed management in forests Learn about common types, categories, and developmental stages of weeds. Also covers identifying common categories of weeds, factors that affect plant susceptibility to herbicides, selective vs non-selective herbicides, and understanding and managing herbicide resistance.
CEUs: 1

Aquatic Pest Control 1
Discusses identification of common aquatic weeds.
CEUs: 1

Aquatic Pest Control 2
Discusses herbicides and their use in the aquatic environment.
CEUs: 1

Arthropod Pests of Vegetable Crops
Discusses arthropod pests of vegetable crops, including identification, life cycles, and beneficial species.
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

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

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

Managing Aquatic Herbicide Applications to Prevent Development of Resistance
Explore ways to manage aquatic herbicide applications that prevent the development of resistance.
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

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.
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

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.
CEUs: 3

History of Aquatic Plant Management in Florida
Learn about the history of aquatic plant management in Florida, including major developments in aquatic pest control and the species and herbicides that shaped them.
CEUs: 1

Managing Glyphosate Resistance
Discusses managing glyphosate resistance and its impact on corn and soybean production.
CEUs: 1

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.
CEUs: 1

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