Lepidopterous Pest Management/Pesticide Safety Review 
This course is sponsored by Western Farm Press. There are an estimated 150,000 named species in the insect group called Lepidoptera. Outnumbered only by the beetles, Lepidoptera represent the second-most diverse order of insect pests, and virtually every cultivated plant is attacked by at least one type. They are ready to defoliate and weaken plants or mine plant tissues, leaving holes and frass behind and rendering crops unmarketable. Their scientific name comes from the Greek Lepidos, for “scale,” and Pteron, for “wing”--literally “scale wing,”--because the wings of adult butterflies and moths are covered with microscopic scales. This course will specifically highlight six lepidopterous pests: the beet armyworm, cabbage looper, diamondback moth, tomato fruitworm, tomato pinworm and western yellowstriped armyworm. The course will also cover managing Lepidopterous pests in a wide array of crops and includes an additional section on Pesticide Safety.
- Lectures 14
- Questions 30
- Duration 1.5 h (approx)
This course is accredited by:
- California Department of Pesticide Regulation (0.5 Laws & Regs, 1.0 hour Other)
- Arizona Department of Agriculture (1.5 hours) (Not accredited for PMD licenses)
- Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Accredited in U.S. and Canada (1 hour IPM, 1 hour Crop Management)
- Delaware Department of Agriculture (1 credit PA, 1A)
- Florida Department of Agriculture (1 CEU Category 482, 487, General Standards/Core)
- Georgia Department of Agriculture [Hours: 10-Specific (1)]
- Hawaii Department of Agriculture (1 CEU, Private 1, Commercial 1a, 3, 10)
- Idaho Department of Agriculture (1 credit)
- Maryland Department of Agriculture (2 credits Pvt 1A)
- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (1 credit 1A, 1B, 1C, Comm CORE, Priv CORE)
- Montana Department of Agriculture Commercial (1 credit 10, 30, 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 (1 unit Core, 3A, 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]*
- New Mexico Department of Agriculture (1 Credit: General, PRAP, PRRO)
- Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (1 hour, Categories 1A & 10)
- Oregon Department of Agriculture (1 Credit, Other)
- Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (1 credit each: 00, PC, 02, 03, 18 )
- South Carolina Department of Agriculture (1 credit Core)
- Tennessee Department of Agriculture (1 Hour in C01, C03, C10, C12)
- Texas Department of Agriculture (1 CEU, General Pest Features)
- Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (1 CEU in Use and 1 in Safety)
- Virginia Department of Agriculture (2 credits, Safety & Pest Management)
- Washington State Department of Agriculture (Credit: Max: 1)
- West Virginia Department of Agriculture (2 credits in 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.
Our thanks go to the following individuals for assistance in developing and providing expert review of this course: John Palumbo, Associate Research Scientist/Vegetable Crops, University of Arizona; Eric T. Natwick, Farm Advisor-Entomology, UC Cooperative Extension (Imperial County); John Trumble, Professor of Entomology, University of California, Riverside; Tome' M. Martin-Duvall, Staff Research Associate II, UC Cooperative Extension (Madera County), and Jim Wells, President, Environmental Solutions Group, LLC. The following materials were also consulted: Integrated Pest Management for Tomatoes, Fourth Edition (UCANR publication 3274); Integrated Pest Management for Cole Crops and Lettuce (UCANR publication 3307); IPM in Practice (UCANR publication 3418); The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides, Second Edition (UCANR publication 3324), and numerous online sources, including information from the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program website (www.ipm.ucdavis.edu) and the University of Arizona Crop Information Site http://ag.arizona.edu/crops).
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