Backyard Orchard News
When the Entomological Society of America meets Nov. 15-18 in Minneapolis, Minn., it will be all...
Karl Kjer, newly appointed Schlinger Chair of Systematic Entomology in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will deliver a Premier Presentation at the ESA meeting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When a bee truck overturns, all sorts of things can happen. None of them is good--unless both the...
A truck loaded with bee hives. Image taken through a car window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hurrah for the Red, White and Blue! Today is Veterans' Day, honoring and celebrating our U.S....
Monarch butterfly lands on the American flag. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly peers over the American flag. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mid-life chrysalis? Well, maybe not mid-life, but definitely out of season. A female monarch...
Moment of freedom--a female monarch is released. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene inside the butterfly habitat before her release. Note the chrysalis next to her. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In the late afternoon, this monarch found a place to roost for the night--on an African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Are you looking for continuing education units (CEUs) to complete your renewal application this year for the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)? The UC Statewide IPM Program has several online courses available that can help you get those last few needed credits.
DPR license and certificate holders with last names beginning with M – Z renew this year. Renewal packets must be submitted to DPR before November 19th to ensure that licenses are renewed by January 1, 2016. After that, applications may take up to 45 calendar days to process.
The online courses available from UC IPM that offer units for DPR license renewal include:
- Providing Integrated Pest Management Services in Schools and Child Care Settings (1 unit Laws and Regulations and 1 unit Other)
- Pesticide Resistance (2 units Other)
- Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration (1.5 units Other)
- IPM – A Solution for Reducing Pesticides/Water Quality: Pesticide Properties (1 unit Other)
- The Impact of Pesticides on Water Quality/Mitigating Urban Pesticide Runoff (1 unit Other)
- Water Quality and Mitigation: Bifenthrin and Fipronil (1 unit Other)
- Herbicides and Water Quality (1 unit Other)
CEUs from the Structural Pest Control Board are also available for most of these courses.
For a list of other approved online or in-person courses, visit the DPR website. UC IPM plans to add additional online courses for 2016, including those available for Laws and Regulations units. For more information about the courses UC IPM offers as well as additional training opportunities and pest management information, see the UC IPM web site.
Man scouting for insects on a crop.