IPM courses are internet-based, self-paced, non-credit courses. Here are some things you need to know about them:
Current Course Offerings include:
Dealing With Poison Ivy.
Read about poison ivy; how to identify it, about allergic reactions and treatment, about methods to control or eliminate it. Take a 22 question quiz which includes multiple choice and true false questions.
Discover The IPM Word.
Study a list of names of common weeds, insect pests, beneficials and animal pests. Information given includes the pest name, type and image. Then try your luck guessing the pest in a word game.
Pest Identification - Weeds.
Study online flashcards of common weeds found in lawns and gardens, then take the Weed Identification multiple-choice quiz.
Pest Identification - Invasive Plant Species.
Study online flashcards of non-native plant species that are taking over the habitats of native species. When you have learned to identify them using the flashcards, take the Invasive Plants Identification multiple-choice quiz.
IPM for Cockroaches
The course covers identification of roaches, inspections, and controls. Pictures of the insects are included. There are 3 assignments; 2 multiple choice and 1 matching.
IPM for Ants/Termites
The course covers identification of termites and ants, inspections, prevention and controls. Pictures of the insects are included. There are 3 multiple choice assignments.
The course offers an overview of lawn construction & maintenance, seed selection, fertilizers, watering, mowing, insects, weeds and diseases. There are 3 multiple choice assignments.
Minimizing Pests in the Garden
The course covers many cultural and mechanical methods to eliminate garden pests such as insects and weeds. There are 2 fill-in assignments. With fill-ins, the entry you type must EXACTLY match the information as it was presented in the article or it will be considered incorrect.
Resistance of Woody Ornamental Plants to Deer Damage
The course covers deer feeding habits and includes tables of common ornamental plants and their desirability for deer. There are 2 assignments; 1 multiple choice and 1 fill-in. With fill-ins, the entry you type must EXACTLY match the information as it was presented in the article or it will be considered incorrect.
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Courses created and developed by Marilyn S. Chase, University of Connecticut, Department of Plant Science, Storrs, CT
Information on our site was developed for conditions in the Northeast. Use in other geographical areas may be inappropriate.
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