Read more about what scientists in the south are doing to prevent negative crop damage using IPM at https://ipmsouth.com/2018/01/04/ipm-keeps-food-on-our-table-at-a-price-we-can-afford/
- Author: Cheryl A Reynolds
- Editor: Tammy Majcherek
It's time for DPR license and certificate holders renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM
—Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program
November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a license or certificate from the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and have a last name starting with the letter M through Z, this is your year to renew.
DPR is urging license and certificate holders to mail in applications now to avoid late fees and to allow enough time for processing so that you can receive your new license or certificate by the beginning of the new year. Renewing early gives DPR time to notify you if you are short any continuing education (CE) hours and allows you time to complete any additional CE courses without having to retest.
If you need more hours to complete your renewal application and don't have time to attend an in-person meeting, then check out the online courses available from the UC Statewide IPM Program (UC IPM).
The following UC IPM and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources online courses have been approved by DPR and are available whenever and wherever you want to take them.
Laws and Regulations
- Proper Pesticide Use to Avoid Illegal Residues (2 hours) $40.00 charge
- Providing Integrated Pest Management Services in Schools and Child Care Settings (1 hour Laws and Regulations and 1 hour Other)
- Citrus IPM: California Red Scale (1 hour)
- Citrus IPM: Citricola Scale (1 hour)
- Citrus IPM: Citrus Peelminer (1 hour)
- Citrus IPM: Citrus Red Mite (1 hour)
- Citrus IPM: Cottony Cushion Scale (1 hour)
- Citrus IPM: Forktailed Bush Katydid (1 hour)
- Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration (1.5 hours)
- Pesticide Resistance (2 hours)
- Tuta absoluta: A Threat to California Tomatoes (1 hour)
- Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation: IPM – Pesticide Properties (1 hour)
- Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation: Impact of Pesticides - Urban Pesticide Runoff (1 hour)
- Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation: Water Quality and Mitigation: Bifenthrin and Fipronil (1 hour)
- Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation: Herbicides and Water Quality (1 hour)
For those of you with last names A through L (or those of you who want to get a jump on your CE hours), look for new online courses from UC IPM coming in early 2018.
View the list of all DPR-approved online or in-person courses. For more information on the license and certification program and renewal information, visit the DPR website.
For more information about pest management and other training opportunities, see the UC IPM website.
Yes, you read correctly. The UC ANR South Coast REC will have several varieties of cherimoyas available to taste in addition to the persimmons during our annual "persimmon" tasting on Thursday, November 9th.
Come on out and give your taste buds a treat with these fall delicacies.
9:00 am to 10:00 am VIP Activity (see below) Pre-registration and fee required
10:30 am to 11:00 am Lecture – Safe Food Handling & Persimmon Recipe Options - free
11:00 am to 12:30pm Persimmon and Cherimoya Tasting - free
SUCCULENT PLANT SALE - BLOW OUT PRICES!!! 10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM
For more information go to http://screc.ucanr.edu/?calitem=376819&g=68933
Location: 7601 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA 92618
The state law is clear. The City of Irvine's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy does not affect the use of pesticides on a private property, including home owners associations (HOA). Only properties managed by the City a covered by this policy. Some HOAs have voluntarily agreed to follow the same IPM plan as the City and some have even taken it a step further by stipulating that the HOA will not use any synthetic pesticides (including herbicides) or fertilizer on HOA managed property.
All pesticides, even those advertised as being organic, are toxic at a high enough concentration and exposure. Before using a pesticide, check to see if there is another way you can control the problem. For weeds, consider using a trimmer for edging, overseeding a lawn, hand-pulling, and using mulch in landscape beds. For insects and plant diseases, trimming off stems, washing off plants, changing the e method and amount of irrigation can reduce the impact of those problems.
We are all a buzz here at South Coast REC. Why? Well, tomorrow is National Honey Bee Day. Read more from Stephanie Parreira:
—Stephanie Parreira, UC Statewide IPM Program
National Honey Bee Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every August. This year it falls on Saturday the 19th. If you use integrated pest management, or IPM, you are probably aware that it can solve pest problems and reduce the use of pesticides that harm beneficial insects, including honey bees. But did you know that it is also used to manage pests that live inside honey bee colonies? In this timely podcast below, Dr. Elina Niño, UCCE apiculture extension specialist, discusses the most serious pests of honey bees, how beekeepers manage them to keep their colonies alive, and what you can do to help bees survive these challenges.
To read the full transcript of the audio, click here.
Successful IPM in honey bee colonies involves understanding honey bee pest biology, regularly monitoring for pests, and using a combination of different methods to control their damage. Visit these resources for more information:
For All Bee Lovers:
Sources for the Value of Honey Bees: