Approved by the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services for 1-hour credit for continuing education for PRIVATE APPLICATORS ONLY.

Course topics include:

  • Overview

  • Early History

  • Biological Pest Control-Today

  • Pest Control through IPM

  • Principles of Biological Control

  • Non-Native Insect Pests in the United States

  • Natural Enemies

  • Required Steps for Biological Control

  • Predators of Pests

  • Parasites of Pests

  • Products Available

  • Regulating Pesticides

  • Biocontrol Resources

  • Summary

  • Glossary

Please contact the state for clarification on additional licensing and continuing education requirements:

*You have up to 90 days to complete the course or until the expiration date of the course. The expiration date is listed in the course description and is set by the state licensing board.

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Course Content

Lessons Status

Biological Pest Control IPM -Ag