Integrated Pest Management Online Academy

Integrated Pest Management Online Academy

Integrated Pest Management Online Academy

Through support from an NCR-SARE Professional Development Program grant, Michigan State University Extension is offering an Integrated Pest Management Academy Online, a series of online prerecorded webinars. This series of on-demand webinars created by Michigan State University Extension is designed to help Michigan growers identify pest management resources and understand IPM basics.

Registration is not required and they are available for free. Simply visit at your convenience and view one or all of the prerecorded webinars.

Commercial and private core pesticide recertification credits are available for Michigan applicators. Viewers can earn up to four pesticide recertification credits. A computer with Internet connectivity, a web browser and speakers are required.

Webinar Topics 

Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

Learn about the history of pest management, the evolution of integrated pest management (IPM) and the tenants that define implementation in the field.

Integrated Pest Management Resources

Learn about the integrated pest management resources Michigan State University and Extension have to offer agricultural producers.

Entomology 101

In this compact primer on insects learn the vocabulary to help you properly identify insects and better understand the role of insects in the world.

Plant Pathology 101

This introductory webinar covers the basics of plant pathogens and introduces viewers to the some popular control methods.

Soil Science 101

This webinar highlights the importance of soil characteristics and their potential impacts on agricultural producers. Due to some technical difficulties, you must follow this link,, after viewing the webinar to complete a post-webinar survey. Remember you must at least click through the survey to request pesticide recertification credits. Thank you for your cooperation.

Plant Science 101

Learn the basics of plant anatomy and physiology—particularly handy for those who struggle with weed identification. 

Pesticides 101

An introduction to mode of action, pesticide resistance and factors that impact whether pesticides are effective.

Insect Scouting in Fruit Crops

This primer offers a fruit-specific module on how insect scouting occurs in the real world based.

Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) ENC12-130, Enhancing the Integrated Pest Management Academy to Provide Professional Development Opportunities for Agricultural Educators that Increase Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture in Michigan .

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.

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