After purchasing this course, a link will automatically be sent to your email and you can start right now. This course is designed to allow Commercial Applicators who are already certified to earn 4 Recertification Credits in Categories 2: Forest Pest Control and 10: Research, Demonstration, & Sales.

Topics covered include introduction and bark beetles, terminal, root and shoot-infesting pests, cone and seed feeders and defoliators, sucking insects, vertebrate pests, stress factors and declines, root and butt rots and wood decay, cankers, foliage diseases and vascular wilts, weeds in forest pest control, IPM in silviculture, federal laws, toxicity of pesticides, and ecological concerns.

This course has been designed in a Distance Learning format and approved by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture as a recertification course. NOTE: As per the VAA, you cannot repeat a Distance Learning course in a recertification cycle. PESTED updates our courses annually. If you are not sure if you have taken this course, please call PESTED and we will check your account history. This course is online. All that is required is an internet connection and an email address. True/False quizzes are given at the end of each section to enhance the student’s learning. This course is narrated and self-paced, with high quality images of insect and animal species as well as equipment.

Students will be able to print their certificate after sending their completion e-mail at the end of the course. Students will be able to print their certificates up until December 31st. If you need a certificate for courses taken in a previous cycle please call or e-mail us. If we do not receive the completion e-mail after course completion your credits will not be reported to the state.

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