Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Great CEU Roundup

When:  July 11, 2012
Where:  Hillsborough County Extension, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner
Where:  Manatee County Extension, 1303 17th Street West, Palmetto
Time:  8:30 AM to 4 PM
CEUs:  Up to 5 for: Commercial L & O; Ornamental & Turf (O & T); Limited L & O (LLO), Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) and Right of Way (ROW) and up to 1 for Core.
Register here for Hillsborough  (Complete form on second page to register).
Register here for Manatee
This is a polycom event - classes are broadcast out of Gainesville, FL through an internet cable to the local classroom.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Whiteflies and Free CEU

Visit the new whitefly website, learn about the new whiteflies damaging our landscapes and earn one free Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
The CEU e-learning module is entitled "Invasive Whitefly Pests of Florida". A quiz is available to take at the end of the module and a score of 70% or better on the quiz earns the user one FDACS CEU  in one of the following categories: Limited Lawn and Ornamental (LLO), Limited Landscape Maintenance (LCLM), or Commercial Lawn and Ornamental (L&O). 

When you have successfully completed the module, your name, as well as your company's name and county, will be placed on a public list of landscape professionals who have received training on Florida whitefly issues.  It's a win-win for you.

Picture is of Rugose whitefly spirals.   Photo by: H. Glenn, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

Monday, July 2, 2012

Free CEU Bug Tutorials for Download

The UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department is releasing 30 computer-verified training tutorials on arthropods as FREE downloads.

These tutorials are useful for training pest control technicians, agricultural workers or students in any setting requiring knowledge of arthropods. Even homeowners can profit from the information and photographs provided by these tutorials.

Florida, West Virginia and Vermont also authorize all or many of the tutorials for CEUs to renew pesticide application licenses or for required training of technicians.

These tutorials will install on any Windows operating system, but will not install on the newer 64-bit systems. This is the main reason for releasing these tutorials for free use.

The tutorials cover beneficial arthropods, household and structural pests, medically important arthropods, occasional invaders, landscape and agriculturally important arthropods.

Currently 16 Bug Tutorials are now available for FREE downloading.
Others will be available soon

There are also 7 previously-released FREE Label and Core tutorials on how to read pesticide labels. These are also authorized for CEUs.

All of these tutorials are available from the department's Buggy Software Web   .