Courses are offered in either a traditional classroom setting or online. Marks and certificates will be mailed to successful participants within 15 business days of course completion.
Each half-day course is offered in a traditional classroom setting with trained IPM Course for Corn and Soybean Instructors. These instructors will present course material using a variety of teaching strategies to aid your understanding of integrated pest management for corn and soybeans crops. Topics covered will highlight IPM principles of corn and soybeans, pest identification, best management practices, the new regulatory requirements regarding Class 12 pesticides and pollinator protection from neonicotinoid exposure.
An assessment will be used to evaluate your understanding. Those who achieve 75% or greater will be awarded certification.
The online course requires four hours of commitment over two days. High speed internet, competence with a computer and being a self-directed learner are requirements for success. Evaluation consists of the learning activities and participation in discussions with your classmates and the instructor. For an overview of the course website, check this Online Demonstration Video.
You must be preregistered and prepaid to attend a course!
The course registration fee is $73.00 for courses taken from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. To register, choose your desired course from the course listing and select "Sign Up". Complete the registration information and choose the method of payment. When mailing in payment, include a completed registration form. Please allow pop-ups before proceeding with your online payment request if registration is completed using a tablet or mobile device.
Note: Courses may be cancelled five (5) business days prior to course date if there is insufficient enrollment.