Pesticides & Pest Management

We have a number of resources, fact sheets and publications to guide homeowners and professional applicators in the use of pesticides for pest management. From choosing the correct product to understanding its safety and storage needs, our specialists and educational resources are here to help.

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Help keep pest insect populations in check Garden spiders may look scary, but they are a friend of gardeners and help keep insect populations in check around the house. Garden spiders go by many names – writing spiders, yellow garden spiders, banana spider and by their genus – Argiope, said Wizzie Brown, Texas A&M AgriLife…

Pest and Disease Lab Diagnostic Services

Texas Apiary Inspection Service assists beekeepers by checking nosema and varroa levels in order to help diagnose problems found in hives.
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Pesticides & Pest Management

Publications

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Turfgrasses are vital to landscapes, athletic fields, and golf courses; they enhance our quality of life.

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Bites from arthropods can cause problems for people in and around their homes, and many times the culprit goes unseen.

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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: […]

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We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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Pesticide applicator certification standards are set to ensure that restricted pesticides are available to those who protect food, forage, structures, health, water, rights-of-way, and landscapes.

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The HORT Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is designed for commercial nursery/floral crop producers.

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The Pecan Orchard Management Short Course is the world renowned premiere educational event on how to grow pecans.

Courses

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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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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.

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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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  • Course

    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.

  • Course

    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.

  • Publication

    Turfgrasses are vital to landscapes, athletic fields, and golf courses; they enhance our quality of life.

  • Course

    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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    This online course will provide an overview and in-depth knowledge of mosquitoes of Texas, the diseases they carry and how to properly manage them. Approved for 7 AG and & SPCS CEUs through TDA.

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