Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation for Pest Management Professionals
This course provides information about pesticide impacts on our water resources and practical ways to reduce runoff. This course consists of several modules grouped into four parts. Although each module can stand alone, they are most effective if viewed in order. CE hours are available from CA DPR and the Structural Pest Control Board.
IPM: A Solution for Reducing Pesticides/Water Quality: Pesticide Properties
Learn key elements of an IPM program, when pesticides are necessary, and alternative control methods. Also presented are how properties of a pesticide influence their ability to move into the environment. (DPR: 1 "Other" CEU; Structural: 1 hr towards IPM)
The Impact of Pesticides on Water Quality / Mitigating Urban Pesticide Runoff
Learn how pesticides applied to landscapes can end up in our waterways impacting water quality and aquatic organisms. Included are ten practices to reduce the offsite movement of pesticides and avoid their negative impact on the environment. (DPR: 1 "Other" CEU; Structural: 1 hr towards IPM)
Water Quality and Mitigation: Bifenthrin and Fipronil
Learn about the specific properties of the insecticides bifenthrin and fipronil and practical ways to mitigate their movement. (DPR: 1 "Other" CEU; Structural: 1 hr towards IPM)
Herbicides and Water Quality
Learn how specific properties of herbicides affect runoff and leaching, and how to mitigate herbicide movement with alternative methods to manage weeds. (DPR: 1 "Other" CEU)
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