Course Information 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 vigorIncrease labor and equipment cost - increase wear and tearInvite insect and disease pests or hostsCan be poisonous or irritating to animals or peopleThis 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 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)
Plum leaf scald (PLS) is caused by the bacterium (Xylella fastidiosa). This organism causes disease symptoms in many plant species such as:Peaches (Phony peach disease)OakElmMapleAlmondSycamore trees (bacterial leaf scorch)Coffee (bacterial leaf scorch)Grape (Pierce’s disease)Citrus (citrus variegated chlorosis (yellowing))This factsheet discusses the symptoms, transmission, and control of PLS. (2 Pages)
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.