Michigan State University Extension
is offering a non-credit pre-recorded online course on biological control intended for greenhouse growers and others interested in learning the
fundamental concepts of biological control and the challenges and opportunities
associated with a biological control pest management program. The covers introductory to more advanced concepts such as
utilizing banker plants.
The 4-hours of pre-recorded lecture
and video demonstrations are divided into six units:
- Unit 1: Introduction to Greenhouse Biological Control
- Unit 2: Commercially Available Biological Control Agents
- Unit 3: Using Banker Plants in Biological Control Programs
- Unit 4: Implementing a Biological Control Program
- Unit 5: Interactions of Pesticides and Biological Control Programs
- Unit 6: Greenhouse Examples of Biological Control Systems: Application Strategy and Costs
The course is taught on the eXtension
campus by Heidi Wollaeger, Greenhouse and Nursery Extension Educator, with
Michigan State University Extension. Dr. Raymond Cloyd (Kansas State University
Extension) was a co-author and provided supplemental video content.
Individuals enrolled in this self-paced course will take a pre-test and a final
exam to assess their progress on the topics.
Self-assessment quizzes will engage individuals with the material. Links are included to provide additional resources on pertinent biological control
*Once individuals have paid for the
course, completed the pre-test, final exam, and the post-course evaluation,
they will be eligible for a $20 refund. Individuals have must completed all
coursework by January 13 and emailed the instructor, Heidi Wollaeger, firstname.lastname@example.org
by January 13 to receive the refund. If all conditions are met, the cost of the
course is $109.
Cancellation policy: Due to the online nature of this course, individuals
wishing to cancel registration are subject to a $129 fee.
To take the summer session of this course (June, July, August 2017), register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/BiologicalControlforGreenhouseGrowers/
For more information contact the instructor, Heidi Wollaeger, at email@example.com