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Integrated Pest Management · Agriculture and Natural Resources

University of California

Retail Training and Workshops


Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM Workshop

We are planning our next IPM workshops for retail nursery and garden center employees, managers, owners, and affiliates. These exciting, hands-on, train-the-trainer workshops will focus on solving vegetable problems including insect pests, diseases and disorders, and vertebrate pests.

Training locations:
January 28, 2020 in Oakland at CSU East Bay Oakland Center -- REGISTER NOW
February 12, 2020 in San Diego at Marina Village Conference Center -- REGISTER NOW

Participants will receive materials and resources to help better serve their customers. Cost of registration will be $40 and include breakfast, lunch, and a set of Vegetable Pest Identification for Gardens and Small Farm card sets.

Online training

For Retail Nursery & Garden Center Employees

  • Introduction to Pesticides

    Training course for retail and garden center employees and others who advise residents about home and garden pesticides.

  • Moving Beyond Pesticides

    Environmentally safe tools for use in an IPM program. Training course for retail and garden center employees and others who advise consumers about the best tools and products for solving pest problems. Includes a basic overview of Integrated Pest Management and diagnosing pest problems.

For Maintenance Gardeners

  • Maintenance Gardener Pesticide Applicator Exam Preparation Course

    This course will help prepare you to take the California Department of Pesticide Regulation certified applicator (QAC) exam for maintenance gardeners in category Q. It also contains information about pesticides and pest management, useful for retail nursery and garden center employees.

For QALs, QACs and PCAs, and others