Agrilife Extension Resources

We have a wide range of information, publications and specialists that cover an array of questions related to insects, pests and diseases. Topics run the gamut from beneficial and pest insect identification to integrated pest management regimens and protection from vector-borne diseases.

Related Departments: Entomology, Plant Pathology and Microbiology

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    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.

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    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.

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    This course covers the application requirements for the use of approved dicamba and 2,4-D auxin formulations. This training qualifies for 1 CEU of laws and regulations, and successful certification permits the use of approved auxin formulation for the 2024 season only.

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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.

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    This Picolinic Acid Chemistry Training covers the application requirements for the use of Invora™ herbicide for brush and weed management on rangeland sites in Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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    Are you interested in learning about plant diseases and how to detect pathogens and pests? This online course introduces plant pathology basics to horticulture enthusiasts. Upon completion, learners will know how to identify issues based on visible symptoms and locate the resources to treat basic plant ailments.

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    Explore how to start a beehive with this online beekeeping course for beginners. Learn how to start a beehive, honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment needed and more.

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    This introductory course is for School district administrators, animal control specialists, code enforcement agents, and pest management professionals. This course offers SPCS-TDA license holders 1 Pest CEU toward annual license renewal.

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    Those who participate in this course will learn about herbicides, different modes of action, and different herbicide families. Pesticide applicators looking to receive 1 hour of credit for TDA pesticide general CEU can be earned with this course.

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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 structural invertebrate and vertebrate pests of the United States, particularly in the state of Texas.