In this online course you will learn the best practices in pest and disease management in plants – early detection, identification, prevention, proper management and treatment and more.
The course focuses on vegetables and flowers, however, most principles can be applied to other crops as well.
Growers – learn how to avoid repeating pest and disease problems in your crops and stop losing money.
Agronomists – boost your knowledge and career.
Duration: 10 weekly sessions, 1.5-2 hours each. Self-study option is available – learn at your own pace.
|Week #||Topic Name|
|1||Pests and their identification – how to detect and identify pests.|
|2||Plant diseases and their identification.|
|3||Prevention and control of pests.|
|4||Prevention and control of plant diseases.|
|5||Weeds – identification and control.|
|6||Pesticides and their properties.|
|7||Biological control of pests and diseases.|
|8||The spray application.|
|9||Planning a spray program.|
|10||Exercise and open discussion.|
Fridays 2pm Pacific time , 12pm Central time