Any plant growing in the wrong place can be a weed. Crepe myrtles growing on a putting green would certainly be weeds. Likewise, bermudagrass growing in most flower beds would also be considered a weed. Weed-infested landscapes are not aesthetically pleasing and can even decrease property values.
Other ways that weeds injure plants or affect land use include:
- Reduce turf/ornamental quality and vigor
- Increase labor and equipment cost - increase wear and tear
- Invite insect and disease pests or hosts
- Can be poisonous or irritating to animals or people
This online course will teach you the basics of identifying and controlling weeds, as well as cultural practices, equipment, and application and reading labels correctly.
This 8-hour course is designed to satisfy the SPCS Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) '8 hours of classroom training in each category in which the Apprentice is to provide pest control services.' In addition, the course can be used to prepare for the Structural Pest Control Weed category examination.
This $150 course includes the required category training manual (AES-5066), and online instruction. The manual will be mailed separately.
*A printed manual will be shipped to all course registrants. Please provide a physical shipping address during registration. Manuals cannot be shipped overseas or to P.O. Boxes.
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This 8-hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common termites in Texas along with other wood-destroying insects.
This course provides two CEUs to TDA agricultural applicators. Aerial applicators will receive the required credits for drift minimization and safety addressing human factors. All TDA applicators who complete the course will gain knowledge of spray drift minimization as well as pesticide safety.
This course is designed to assist pest management companies in training new employees. By taking this course, apprentices and other employees will have the opportunity to receive 20 hours of in-depth training required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service.
This course is for Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators seeking TDA continuing education units (CEUs). This course provides 1- Drift Minimization CEU. Applicators who complete the course will gain knowledge of the factors affecting pesticide drift, such as inversion, spray nozzles, and drift factors.