Course Information Learn how to create a butterfly garden you can enjoy for years! This course will teach you how to attract butterflies as well as identify the common types of butterflies in Texas. With an interactive garden and numerous videos, you will learn what types of plants will draw butterflies to your location. Objectives:Describe the biological characteristics of butterfliesIdentify common species of butterflies found in TexasSelect and maintain plants that attract butterfliesModules Module 1: Butterfly Biology Learn about insect characteristics, the butterfly lifecycle, defense mechanisms, and classifications of butterflies. Module 2: Common Orders of Butterflies In this module, you will learn about common butterflies such as Monarchs, Leafwings, Painted Ladies, and more! This module covers more than 30 different species found in Texas. Module 3: Host Plants Learn about attracting milkweed butterflies and swallowtails. Other topics covered in this section include best practices for creating a butterfly garden, plants that do well in Texas, and an interactive "Explore a Garden" activity.
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This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]
These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Herbicide and Insecticide Cost Per Acre Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-430). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. (3 Pages)Download the Excel […]
This 8 hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common structural invertebrate and vertebrate pests of the United States, particularly in the state of Texas.
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