The 2,000-member Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) Herbicide Resistance Action Committee has developed this five-module education program entitled Current Status of Herbicide Resistance in Weeds. It is being hosted by Penton Media on its CE portal for licensed professionals to earn credit for taking the course. It is currently accredited for CE units/hours for licensed professionals in Florida, Texas, California and Arizona. It is also accredited for 2 hours of CCA soil and water credit. Additional state-credit is pending.
The course details six of the primary diseases affecting citrus: Huanglongbing (Citrus Greening); Citrus Canker; Citrus Tristeza Virus (CVT); Leprosis; Citrus Variegated Chlorosis (CVC); Citrus Stubborn Disease.
Potassium nitrate has a positive effect in controlling plant pests and diseases when applied as an additive to crop protection agrochemicals. This course also has a section on the role of nutrients in IPM.
This online CE course details sound mechanical irrigation design and management practices to allow efficient chemigation and fertigation.
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.
Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a cornerstone of farming not only to protect neighboring crops, but to not waste money allowing products to drift off the intended target. This accredited online continuing education course covers the critical elements of spray drift management.
American agriculture exports 20 to 30 percent of its production annually. For specific commodities, the percentage is much higher.