Looking to learn more about integrated pest management (IPM)? Check out the Integrated Pest Management Academy Online. This series of on-demand webinars created by Michigan State University Extension is designed to help Michigan growers identify pest management resources and understand IPM basics. Registration is not required and they are available for free.
Simply visit http://bit.ly/ipmwebinars to view one or all of the prerecorded webinars. Viewers can earn up to four pesticide recertification credits. A computer with Internet connectivity, a web browser and speakers are required.
The following webinars are currently available for viewing.
- Introduction to Integrated Pest Management: Learn about the history of pest management, the evolution of IPM and the tenets that define implementation in the field.
- Integrated Pest Management Resources: Learn about IPM resources available from Michigan State University and MSU Extension.
- Entomology 101: In this compact session 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 some popular control methods.
- Soil Science 101: This webinar highlights the importance of soil characteristics and their potential impacts on agricultural producers.
- Plant Science 101: Learn the basics of plant anatomy and physiology — particularly handy for those who struggle with weed identification.
- Pesticides 101: An introduction to mode of action, pesticide resistance and factors that impact efficacy.
- Insect Scouting in Fruit Crops: This primer offers a fruit-specific module on how insect scouting occurs in the real world.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Erin Lizotte at [email protected] to make arrangements. Requests will be fulfilled when possible.
This program is supported in part by North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (NCR-SARE).
For more information, visit the MSU Extension website.