This online course is designed for landowners and pesticide applicators who are looking for solutions related to pond algae control and treatment of floating aquatic plants, commonly known as pond weeds or pond grass. Correctly identifying aquatic plants is the first step in choosing the right control method.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of managing algae and floating aquatic plants.
- Identify commonly found types of pond algae and floating aquatic plant species.
- Determine effective control options.
This course offers 1 hour of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) CEU credit. To earn the CEU credit, learners must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or greater and complete the course survey.
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