Course Information Whether you're producing agricultural crops or tending a home lawn, weed control is an important part of your success. One effective method of weed control includes the use of herbicides. All herbicide interactions with a plant, from application to final effect, are considered the mode of action. In this course, you will learn about herbicides, different modes of action, and different herbicide familiesOnce the course is completed and the necessary requirements for each section have been met, you can earn 1 hour of credit for TDA pesticide General CEU. Modules include:Herbicide resistance and photosynthesis inhibitorsHerbicide metabolism and growth regulatorsPigment inhibitors and root/shoot inhibitorsLipid synthesis/Amino acid inhibitorsApplicator 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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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.
Many insects feed and make their homes in the bark, trunks, and branches of shade trees and shrubs in Texas. Insect borers belong to several different insect groups including a variety of beetles, moths, and horntail wasps. This publication discusses the different types of wood-boring insects and the damage they cause. (12 pages)
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This online course covers the types of butterflies in Texas and how to attract them. Homeowners or garden enthusiasts will learn to invite new fluttery friends to the neighborhood.