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.  

Questions or concerns? Please contact Erin Lizotte at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Directions for claiming pesticide recertification credits

Viewers may earn one Michigan pesticide recertification credit for every two webinars viewed for up to four credits. In order to receive credits, users must click on the webinar title below, click through the introductory survey, view the webinar and complete the survey following the webinar. To request MDARD pesticide recertification credits, you must complete the survey and email your name, applicator number, credit preference (Private or Commercial CORE) and the date and time of survey completion to Erin Lizotte at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You may only claim credits once annually and once per webinar (repeat viewing for credits is not allowed). You must click through the surveys to view the webinar, but participation in answering is voluntary.

Click on the titles below to view the described webinar:

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

Learn about the history of pest management, the evolution of integrated pest management (IPM) and the tenants that define implementation in the field.

Integrated Pest Management Resources

Learn about the integrated pest management resources Michigan State University and Extension have to offer agricultural producers.

Entomology 101

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.

Plant Pathology 101

This introductory webinar covers the basics of plant pathogens and introduces viewers to the some popular control methods.

Soil Science 101

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.

Plant Science 101

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.

Pesticides 101

An introduction to mode of action, pesticide resistance and factors that impact whether pesticides are effective.

Insect Scouting in Fruit Crops

This primer offers a fruit-specific module on how insect scouting occurs in the real world based.

SAREThis 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.

The MSU IPM Program maintains this site as an access point to pest management information at MSU. The IPM Program is administered within the Department of Entomology, fueled by research from the AgBioResearch, delivered to citizens through MSU Extension, and proud to be a part of Project GREEEN.