IPM Training for Coordinators

2016 School IPM Coordinator Training Schedule

Location Training Date Registration Deadline
Plains Area: 

Lubbock ISD  Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center, 3201 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX 79411

March 30 & 31, 2016 March 23, 2016
DFW Area:

Richardson ISD, Professional Development Center 701 W. Beltline Rd, Bldg A, Room 303/304, Richardson, TX

April 6 & 7, 2016 April 1, 2016
Houston Area:

Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Steve Edwards Support Services 121 Roustabout Dr, Brazoria 77422

October 5 & 6, 2016 September 30, 2016
San Antonio Area:

East Central ISD, 9787 New Sulphur Springs Road, San Antonio Texas  78263

Oct. 19 & 20, 2016 October 14, 2016

 

To register for one of these courses visit our conference services website at  https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ or call 979-845-2604 Keyword: School IPM

Class time is 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with an hour for lunch.
Advanced Cost: $210 for both days, $135 for one day only
Late Registration and Day of Event Fee $240 for both days, $155 for one day

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.

Instructors Day 1: Dr. Don Renchie, Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley

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 3A/Structural Pest Control Service or need hours towards their school IPM recertification. This year our second day will focus on turf, turf management for both the IPM coordinator and grounds personnel. Dr. Casey Reynolds and Dr. Matt Elmore will be joining our team on this day to help explain about Turfgrass species selection, cultural practices with an emphasis on practices for athletic fields, fertilization practices, disease life cycle and control with an emphasis on bermudagrass diseases, weed control -life cycles and control of common weeds, and finally with reading labels and calibration of application equipment, spreaders and sprayers.

Instructors Day 2: Dr. Casey Reynolds or Dr. Matthew Elmore, along with Janet Hurley

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

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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