Biopesticides: Effective Use in Pest Management Programs 
Biopesticides are increasingly being recommended as components of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in the production of non-organic high-value specialty crops like fruit, nut, vegetable, vine, ornamental and turf. There are about 430 registered biopesticide active ingredients used in a wide array of agricultural pest management products. Biopesticides are derived from natural materials such as animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals. Biopesticides are considered an effective pest control option for organic crop production. However, they increasingly are being recommended and used as components of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in the production of non-organic high-value specialty crops such as fruit, nut, vegetable, vine, ornamental, and turf. This online CE course covers the principles for using the 430+ registered biopesticide active ingredients used in a wide array of agricultural pest management products. It includes a Safety Review at the conclusion of the course material.
- Lectures 6
- Questions 20
- Duration 1 h (approx)
This course is accredited by:
- California Department of Pesticide Regulation (1 hour Other)
- Arizona Department of Agriculture (1 hour)
- Arizona Pest Management Division (1 hour)
- Certified Crop Advisers (CCA) Accredited in U.S. and Canada (2 hours in IPM)
- Delaware Department of Agriculture (1 credit each PA, 1A)
- Florida Department of Agriculture (1 CEU Category 482, 487, General Standards/Core)
- Pending - Georgia Department of Agriculture [Hours: 10-Specific (1)]
- Hawaii Department of Agriculture (1 CEU, Private 1, Commercial 1a, 3, 6, 10)
- Idaho Department of Agriculture (1 credit)
- Maryland Department of Agriculture (2 credits Core)
- Michigan Department of Agriculgure and Rural Development (1 credit 1A, 1B, 1C, Comm CORE, Priv CORE)
- Montana Department of Agriculture Commercial (1 credit categories 10, 30, 34, 39, 60.) *Maximum of 6 credits for online training per recertification cycle for commercial, government, dealers, non-commercial, and private applicators.
- Nevada Department of Agriculture (1 CEU General)
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (2 units 1A, PP2) *Due to a recent change in NJ rules, in order to receive credit, NJ licensees must submit a photo of themselves holding their license, with the course open on their computer behind them. Send to [email protected]*
- Pending - New Mexico Department of Agriculture (1 Credit: General, PRAP, PRRO)
- Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (1 Hour Categories 10 and 14C)
- Oregon Department of Agriculture (1 Credit, Other)
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (2 credits each in PC, 02, 03, 06, 07,18, 23)
- South Carolina Department of Agriculture (1 Credit Core)
- Tennessee Department of Agriculture (1 CEU in categories 1, 4, 10, 12)
- Texas Department of Agriculture (1 CEU, IPM)
- Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (1 CEU in Use)
- Virginia Department of Agriculture (1 credit 90 and 91)
- Washington Department of Agriculture (Credit: Max: 1)
- West Virginia Department of Agriculture (2 credits, categories 1, 11, 12, private applicator)
- Wyoming Department of Agriculture (1 CEU)
It is accredited for licensing categories: PCAs, Qualified Applicators, Private Applicators, Aerial Applicators, and County Permit Holders.
Thank you to the following in providing expert review of this course: Pamela Marrone, PhD, CEO and Founder; Julie Versman, Sr. Director of International Business; and Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., VP of Field Development and Technical Services, at Marrone Bio Innovations.
The following materials and sources were also consulted:
“Barriers to adoption of biological control agents and biological pesticides,” Pamela Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations; CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 2007 2, No. 051
EPA’s regulation of Biopesticides power point presentation, Janet L. Andersen, Ph.D., Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division EPA
“Managing Pesticide Resistance,” http://jenny.tfrec.wsu.edu/opm/displaySpecies.php?...
“Resistance management as a component of IPM,” Timothy J. Dennehy and John Dunley; http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/fst/faculty/acree/ph...
Venkataraman, N.S., T. K. Parija, D. Panneerselvam, P. Govindanayagi and K. Geetha. 2006. The New Biopesticide Market. BCC Research Corporation, 153 pages.
“The IR-4 Project 2011 Year End Summary