A successful pest management program includes the ability to properly identify pests, monitor populations, and evaluate control methods based on the level of need. In this course, you will explore the basic themes and methods of pest management, as well as the challenges that modern pest management programs face. You will gain an appreciation for management techniques that balance the need for pest control and a desire for environmental stewardship.
If you are currently a licensed pesticide applicator or consultant, you will earn one (1) continuing education credit by completing this course.
This course can also help you prepare for your certification exams if you seek to become a licensed apprentice, a commercial applicator, a private applicator, a public applicator or a pesticide consultant. Learning materials in this course include information covered in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Kaci Buhl is an Associate Professor of Practice at Oregon State University (OSU). She coordinates the Statewide Pesticide Safety Education Program, working to educate professional pesticide applicators. On the national level, Ms. Buhl is the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, which creates pesticide manuals, exams, and other resources for professionals. She studied integrated pest management (IPM) at Michigan State University and previously coordinated the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).
Miranda is the Pesticide Safety Educator at the Pesticide Safety Education Program at Oregon State University. Her background includes teaching biology, animal science and healthcare courses at the college level. Miranda brings to PSEP her expertise in online curriculum and course design that aims to provide quality online continuing education for pesticide applicators around the state.