New online Integrated Pest Management course available from Michigan State University

The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. This self-paced course features university experts and a full-service help center with 24/7 technical support. Current topics include:
•An introduction to IPM
•IPM resources at MSU
•Plant science
•Soils 101
•Identifying and conserving natural enemies
•Conserving pollinators
•Using Enviro-weather
•Scouting in greenhouses, perennial crops and vegetable crops

The course is a combination of videos, resources and interactive content. To participate, a computer with an updated web browser, speakers and internet access are required. Refer to the registration instructions to create your community ID and sign-up for the course. It may take up to 24 hours for access to the course site to be granted. Contact the help desk 24/7 at 517-432-6200 or toll-free at 884-678-6200 for assistance.

The total cost of the course is $10, payable online at the time of registration. Upon course completion, certified pesticide applicators in Michigan can request six credits (1A, 1B, Commercial Core or Private Core). Participants can also print a certificate of completion.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Erin Lizotte. All videos include closed captioning.