Integrated Pest Management Academy
Welcome to the online Integrated Pest Management Academy!
Online Integrated Pest Management Academy Webinars
The following prerecorded webinars are available for viewing at any time. Simply click on the webinar titles of your choice. A number of new webinars will be added over the coming months, so check back periodically for new content. Pesticide recertification credits for Michigan applicators are available for completing these webinars.
Directions for claiming pesticide recertification credits (as of 02-05-15)
Viewers may earn one Michigan pesticide recertification credit for every two webinars viewed for up to five credits total. In order to earn the credits, users must view the webinars in their entirety. Each webinar includes a survey before and after the webinar that must be completed. These surveys are initiated automatically when you click on the webinar title. ONLY AFTER you have viewed all of the webinars for which you would like to request credits, you can fill out the following form to request credits: Pesticide Recertification Requests. WARNING: YOU SHOULD ONLY BE FILLING OUT THIS PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION REQUEST FORM ONCE ANNUALLY. If you fill this out more than once, credits can NOT be requested on your behalf. Please wait until you have completed all of the webinars you intend to claim credits for before filling out the request form above.
Be prepared to provide the following information:
- Name, phone number and email
- Applicator number
- Credit preference (Private or commercial CORE)
- The date AND time of webinar completion
Click on the titles below to view the described webinar:
Insect crop damage is a classic case of “whodunit.” Sometimes the culprit species is on the scene but is hidden amongst a diverse crowd of suspects, and sometimes they have fled the scene of the crime. Learn more about major pests of vegetables, how they damage crops and the signs they leave behind.
Learn about the most significant insect and disease issues for nursery growers in Michigan. Due to some technical difficulties, you must go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TopnurserypestsanddiseasesPOST after viewing the webinar to complete a post-webinar survey. We ask that everyone complete the survey, but those requesting pesticide recertification credits are required to at least click through the survey. Thank you for your cooperation.
This webinar covers the current progress in bee decline research and ideas on how to protect bees in the greenhouse setting and after being moved into the landscape. Due to some technical difficulties, you must go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/beefriendlyPOST after viewing the webinar to complete a post-webinar survey. Remember, you must at least click through the survey to request pesticide recertification credits. Thank you for your cooperation.
Learn about disease spread, diagnostics and management resources in this introductory webinar on vegetable disease management.
NEW: Hop IPM
Learn about hop pests in Michigan including how to scout and manage against them. This webinar also discusses potential beneficial insects and how to support them.
Learn what can cause pest and disease issues in vegetable production and resources to help you properly identify and treat the cause.
NEW: Chestnut IPM
Learn about integrated pest management in chestnuts, pesticide considerations and potential invasive pests of orchards in Michigan.
Learn about the history of pest management, the evolution of integrated pest management (IPM) and the tenants that define implementation in the field.
Learn about the integrated pest management resources Michigan State University and Extension have to offer agricultural producers.
In this compact primer on insects learn the vocabulary to help you properly identify insects and better understand the role of insects in the world.
This introductory webinar covers the basics of plant pathogens and introduces viewers to the some popular control methods.
This webinar highlights the importance of soil characteristics and their potential impacts on agricultural producers. Due to some technical difficulties, you must follow this link, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Soil_Science_101, after viewing the webinar to complete a post-webinar survey. Remember you must at least click through the survey to request pesticide recertification credits. Thank you for your cooperation.
Learn the basics of plant anatomy and physiology—particularly handy for those who struggle with weed identification. Due to some technical difficulties, you must follow this link, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Plant_Science_101, after viewing the webinar to complete a post-webinar survey. Remember you must at least click through the survey to request pesticide recertification credits. Thank you for your cooperation.
An introduction to mode of action, pesticide resistance and factors that impact whether pesticides are effective.
This primer offers a fruit-specific module on how insect scouting occurs in the real world based.
This program is supported in part by North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2013-41534-21068. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.