Texas is an extraordinarily large state that is made up of a wide variety of ecoregions and habitats, which are home to an even greater variety of insect species. As a result, pest management professionals must be familiar with the tools and tactics required for IPM of a bewildering number of insects that impact urban environments.
The Texas A&M University Urban Pest Management Conference & Workshop provides attendees the opportunity to receive the majority of their TDA-required continuing education units over the course of three days in Bryan/College Station. The first two days of the conference consist of classroom style training, with speakers from across the United States. On the final day of the conference attendees can choose from three half-day hands on workshops that will provide training focused on specific insect pests.
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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.
Do you know how to apply IPM principles to your school garden as required by Texas state law? After this course, learners will know how IPM principles apply to school gardens, differentiate between harmful and beneficial insects, and more. District School IPM Coordinators can use this module as part of their education plan.
Prepare to take the Private Pesticide Applicator Exam administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture with this course designed for pesticide applicators in Texas. Private pesticide applicators use or supervise the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity.
Do you know what to do if you have a bat encounter in your building? Bats are a high-risk animal group for transmitting rabies. Participants will learn the principles behind preventing or excluding colony establishment within buildings.