Topics include general pesticide safety information, Nevada-specific laws, and integrated pest management information specific to Nevada. This is a self-directed course designed for workers seeking pesticide applicator certification. For more information contact Susan Donaldson, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Teacher: Jerri Caldwell Hammonds
Welcome to Invasive Plant Early Detection and Rapid Response Training. These courses are part of a state-wide effort to promote early detection and rapid response (EDRR) across the state of Montana and the region. The goal of EDRR is to recognize high priority plants and take actions to manage them while populations are still small, meaning they can be eradicated or controlled with much less cost financially and environmentally. In order to make EDRR work, you need to know how to identify plants you encounter in the field. Therefore, the first course in this 3-course series is an introduction to plant identification, covering essential plant anatomy terms to help you identify weeds. The second course describes diagnostic features of Montana’s Priority 1A-2A species, and the last course covers Montana’s Priority 2B-3 species. You must take the courses sequentially in the order presented and pass them with at least 70% before proceeding to the next course. You may retake a course as many times as necessary to advance.
If you have questions regarding this course, please contact:
Plant ID Diagnostician / Research Associate
This self-directed course is designed for people interested in hydrilla (invasive aquatic weed) management - extension personnel, general public, waterfront homeowners, water body managers, etc. From taking this course, participants will be able to explain why hydrilla is a problem in Florida’s freshwater bodies, outline current distribution of hydrilla in the United States, and describe current plans to address the problem. For more information, contact Dr. Verena-Ulrike Lietze, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) at email@example.com
This self-directed course is designed for people interested in integrating biological control into hydrilla (invasive aquatic weed) management - extension personnel, general public, waterfront homeowners, water body managers, etc. Students taking this lesson will learn about the hydrilla tip miner, a potential biocontrol agent against the invasive aquatic weed hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata). Topics include: The tip miner’s life cycle; How to identify different life stages of this insect; How this potential biocontrol agent feeds on hydrilla.
For more information, contact Dr. Verena-Ulrike Lietze, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) at firstname.lastname@example.org