Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the importance of managing native and non-native emergent aquatic plant species.
- Identify emergent aquatic plant species, also known as shoreline plants, commonly found in Texas and other Southeastern states.
- Determine effective control options for emergent aquatic plant species.
This course is one hour long and is eligible for 1.0 IPM CEU through the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).
Applicator Recertification Requirements
- Commercial/Noncommercial Applicators: Section 7.24 (t)(2) of the Texas Pesticide Laws and Regulations relating to commercial/noncommercial applicator recertification states 'A commercial or noncommercial applicator may not re-certify their license using department-approved correspondence activities for two consecutive years.'
- Private Applicators: Section 7.24 (v)(5) of the Texas Pesticide Laws and Regulations relating to private applicator recertification states 'A private applicator may not obtain more than 10 CEUs through correspondence activities in any five-year recertification cycle."
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