In the second chapter of our series, we discuss the importance of integrated pest management (IPM).
The cornerstone of an effective pest management program is knowledge of the pests that need to be controlled.
Even as a registered pesticide applicator, by understanding pests' form and function, along with their life cycle and habitat preferences, you can develop a tactical and efficient approach to pest control.
In this online Pest identification course, you will explore:
By the end of this on demand Pest ID course you will be able to:
To earn pesticide recertification credits, this ODA-approved course must be completed in the following order:
This course is self-paced and does not have an instructor.
This online course is approved for Oregon Department of Agriculture's pesticide applicator recertification credit.
The following courses are also currently approved by ODA's Pesticide Certification and license renewal:
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).