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About This Course

During this course you will learn various methods for protecting the environment while using pesticides. The first step in protecting the environment is to use an integrated pesticide management (IPM) program. Since using pesticides is a valid technique in an effective IPM program, you will then learn how pesticides interact in the environment. The same material in this course can be found in the 6 CEU Bundle for Utah.

Curriculum (approximately 1 hour)

Module 1 Pest Management (30 minutes)

  • Definition and History
  • Pest Recognition
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Management Methods
  • Why Did the Application Fail?
  • Pesticide Resistance

Module 2 Pesticides in the Environment (30 minutes)

  • Pesticide Characteristics
  • Pesticide Movement: Drift
  • Pesticide Movement: Runoff and Leaching
  • Pesticide Movement: On/In Other Things
  • Preventing Pesticide Movement
  • Applicator Responsibilities

This course is adapted from the National Pesticide Applicator Certification (NPAC) Core Manual, 2nd Edition, 2014; which can be found at www.nasda.org.

Active Courses

View the entire list of courses USU Extension offers.

Coming Soon

  • IPM Strategies CEU (1 CEU credit)
  • Personal Protective Equipment CEU (1 CEU credit)
  • Insects and Insect Control CEU (1 CEU credit)
  • Plant Diseases and Disease Control CEU (1 CEU credit)
  • Vertebrate Pests CEU (1 CEU credit)

CEU Currently Approved by Utah Only

You will receive 1 CEU credits in the Use category. Check with your state agency for CEU credit approval.

The course contains 12 learning pages. You must view all 12 pages to receive CEU credit toward the re-certification requirements. Once you have viewed the entire course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You must print the certificate to receive your CEU credits. You need to present your printed certificate to UDAF to receive credit for this course towards your CEU requirements. We do not send enrollment information to UDAF or any other agency. You are responsible for notifying your governing agency that you have taken this online course for CEU credits. The CEUs listed on the certificate are approved for the state of Utah. Check with your local agency for approval of CEU credits outside of Utah.


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