IPM Training for Coordinators

2015 School IPM coordinator training schedule

{Please check back later in 2014 we are still looking for 2015 sites}

Day One – Required New Coordinator Training

If you’re a new IPM Coordinator and have not yet taken the six-hour mandatory IPM Coordinator training, this class is for you.  This class fulfills Texas state requirements for IPM Coordinators under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 3, RULE §7.150, School IPM.  Whether this is your first time, or you just need a refresher course.  The course instructors help coordinators understand their role in the school IPM program and help prepare them for TDA inspections.  The course will cover legal requirements for schools, an introduction to IPM, how to monitor your schools under the new requirements, and a hands-on exercise to understand the difference between Green, Yellow and Red Category pesticides.  Students are encouraged to bring their questions regarding their program and a willingness to learn new things. 

 

Day Two – Advanced Coordinator Training

Advanced training is for both experienced and new school IPM coordinators.  This training will offer CEU credits for those who are licensed under the Texas Department of Agriculture/Structural Pest Control Service or need hours towards their school IPM recertification. Topics for this year’s second day will include hands-on exercises on breakfast in the classroom – how to make this a successful program not a pest problem; Inspections – what is TDA looking for; completing a service ticket and justification forms – hands on exercise; Fire ants; Pesticide label comprehension; and IPM for the school garden

All class participants will receive a 3-ring notebook with necessary forms and paperwork regarding school IPM program implementation.

Instructors: Dr. Don Renchie, Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley

Go to:  https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/      Keyword Search: School IPM

Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, Acts of Congress of May 8, 1914, as amended and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas A&M University System.

You can also view the calendar section for a full list of courses offered by TASB, Extension and others.

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