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Growing Farms Online: Ecological Strategies for Managing Insects on a Farm

Designed for fruit and vegetable farmers, this course will help you develop an ecologically-based integrated pest management plan for your farm.

Using the PAMS framework—prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression—you will learn how to make pest management decisions from the perspective of a farm ecosystem manager.

With this foundational knowledge, and with experience, you will be able to utilize the PAMS strategies to address specific pest problems in your farming system.

Pest Management Strategies For Your Farm

In this on-demand course, you will learn how to create a pest management plan for your farm. Specifically, you will learn:

  • Insect life cycles and their relationship to the whole farm ecosystem.
  • How to recognize crop damage caused by various types of pests.
  • The key strategies of prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression (PAMS), and how to apply them within the context of your farm.
  • Identify the resources that beneficial insects need and how to enhance and develop habitat for them on your farm.

Pest Management Overview

In this 100% online course, you work through the course module at your own pace, on your own schedule. There is no 'instructor', but you may contact the course coordinator if you have questions.

You can estimate 2-4 hours to complete the module, with additional hours to complete your pest management plan and explore all supplemental resources.

You can also continue to access the module for up to 2 months from the date you register.

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On demand. Access any time.
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2-4 hours
location
Online
price (2)
$25
Additional Information: Students who successfully complete the module will receive a certificate of completion

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