Integrated Pest Management Academy
The 2014 Integrated Pest Mangement (IPM) Academy will take place February 18-19 at the Okemos Conference Center in Okemos, Michigan. This two-day workshop will prepare growers, consultants and public sector employees to better understand IPM strategies, identify pest insects and diseases, recognize beneficial insects, and adopt an integrated and informed approach to pest management. On the second day of the workshop, participants opt into two, half-day sessions focused on the topic of their choice. View Day 1 presentations and additional Day 2 session handouts.
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. Pesticide recertification credits for Michigan applicators are available for completing these webinars.
Directions for claiming pesticide recertification credits
Viewers may earn 1 Michigan pesticide recertification credit for every 2 webinars viewed. 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. You must click through the survey to view the webinar, but participation in answering is voluntary.
- Full name
- Phone number
- Applicator number
- Type of credit requested (private or commercial core)
- Titles of webinars viewed including date and time completed for each
You may only claim credits once, so do not request credits until you have completed all the webinars you intend to seek credits for.
Click on the titles below to view the described webinar:
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 Extension (NCR-SARE).