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.
Principle of Right of Way Pest Control I
Learn about right-of-way areas and means of controlling invasive weeds in these areas. Covers agencies responsible for regulating invasive weeds, identifying and distinguishing between types of weeds; and biological, cultural, manual, mechanical, and chemical control methods.
Principle of Right of Way Pest Control II
Take a closer look at weeds and controlling them in right-of-way areas. Covers factors affecting selection of herbicides and effective control techniques for difficult to manage weeds including cogongrass, tropical soda apple, kudzu, and climbing ferns.
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.
Pesticide Drift 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.
Right-of-Way Pest Control
This tutorial contains 8 sections: Integrated Vegetation Management, Pest Plants of Rights-of-Way, Herbicides, Plants, and Soils, Herbicide Technology, IVM Sites, Application Equipment, Equipment Calibration and Site Measurements, and Problems Managers Face.
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.
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.