Approved For All Categories in TN

USD 35

2020 Vision – 2019/2020

Still need the one point required by the TDA to remain certified? Scott Burnett, owner of Allpoints, will cover all the things that every certified technician will need to understand in order to keep his certification/license up to date. Scott will also discuss TDA rules, regulations and proposed changes for 2020.

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19/20 Protecting a Structure After a Flood – 2019/2020

Approved in categories 10, 11, 12 & 14. Dr. Jeff Lloyd, the Senior Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability at Nisus Corporation, goes through the steps that are needed to clean up a home after a flood including: Applying product to disinfect, Treating wood to prevent wood decay, Applying product to kill and help prevent mold and Reapplying the termite treatment to flooded homes.

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Forest Insect Pests – 2019/2020

Approved in categories 2, 10 & 12. David Cook, A University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Specialist, goes over both very serious and damaging forestry pests and pests that are not so serious, but cosmetically un-pleasing. This webinar is a helpful guide to identifying forestry pests and the issues they cause.

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Aquatic Weed ID – 2019/2020

Approved in categories 5, 10 & 12. David Cook, A University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Specialist, discusses the most common types of aquatic plant pests in order to help educate you on why those plants are there, their impact to bodies of water, other naturally occurring plants and wildlife.

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Forest Disease ID – 2019/2020

Approved in categories 2, 10 and 12. David Cook, A University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Specialist, discusses the most common disease found in forestry as well as their signs and symptoms, how they spread and treatment options

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Category 7 Certification Test Study Guide

This category 07 study guide is for TENNESSEE only and is meant to compliment the information provided by the TDA and/or UT.  ALL PROCEEDS will go to a local TN food bank. THIS IS ONLY A STUDY GUIDE. YOU MUST TAKE THE ACTUAL CERTIFICATION TEST FROM THE Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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19/20 Protecting Homes From Fungal Infestations – 2019/2020

Approved in Category 10, 11, 12 & 14. Dr. Jeff Lloyd, the Senior Vice President of Innovation and Sustainability at Nisus Corporation, discusses conducive conditions and effects of fungal growth and treatment options.

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Crawlspace Bootcamp – 2019/2020

Approved in category 7, 10 and 12. Dr. Reid Ipser, the Director of Technical Services at NISUS Corporation, explains why pest control professionals should care about crawlspace encapsulation. He goes into detail about how crawlspace encapsulation can protect a structure from WDO (termites and fungi) and the tools that are required.

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Spider Identification – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 8, 10 & 12. David Cook, a University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Specialist, will cover how to identify spiders in general. Their biology, life cycle and feeding habits will be discussed. David will then focus on some particular types of spiders including Brown Recluse and Black Widow spiders.

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19/20 Kitchen Inspection and Roach Control – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 10 & 12 - Timmy Madere, Pest Control Specialist for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, goes over proper kitchen inspections for household pests with a concentration on roaches. The importance of sanitation, properly placed monitoring devices and bait competition in both residential and commercial kitchens is also discussed.

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General Pest Control 101 – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 10 & 12. Timmy Madere, Pest Control Specialist for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, discusses general pest control and covers how to control occasional invaders on residential and commercial properties. Timmy goes over tips and tricks on how to identify where your target pest is feeding and breeding and tools that are best for treating the area and target pest.

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19/20 Termite Inspections with Electronic Devices – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 10 & 12. Ed Freytag, Research Entomologist for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, gives examples of how using technology can improve the quality of inspections. Ed goes into detail about conditions conducive to termite infestations, termite ID and new technology that makes inspections more efficient.

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19/20 Termite Inspections and Tree Treatment – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 2 & 7. Ed Freytag, Research Entomologist for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, discusses tree treatment as it relates to termites, especially in the south. He will go over examples of damage to trees caused by termite infestations, how to properly inspect a tree for termite damage and methods used to control termites.

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19/20 Traps and Baits: A Guide to Controlling Urban Rodents – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 8 10 & 12. Tim Madere, Pest Control Specialist for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, explains the best practices for trapping urban rodents. From different baits to use and their application to the best trap placement and new technology, this webinar covers it all.

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19/20 Tracking, Trapping and Technology – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 8, 10 & 12. Tim Madere, Pest Control Specialist for the City of New Orleans, explains why trap and station location is so important and how to determine the best locations.

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The Secret Life of Weeds – 2019/2020

David Cook, a University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Specialist, discusses the most challenging issue in turf and landscaping - weeds! During this webinar, David goes over the evolution of weeds, their powerful persistence and survivability, defense mechanisms and the best practices for seasonal management.

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Winter Turf, Shrub and Tree Care – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 2, 3 10 & 12. David Cook, a University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Specialist, explains the importance of understanding how plants’ react to winter conditions so that you may predict the type and extent of damage that may occur and the proper actions to take to protect those plants.

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Bed Bugs and Location – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 7, 8, 10 & 12. Jerry Seabolt, the Structural/Middle TN Supervisor for the TN Department of Agriculture, explains how to ID a bed bug, in all it’s different life cycles, the biology of bed bugs and how to control the spread of bed bugs. Although this session is a continuing education class, Jerry has written this program in order to allow the technician to take this information and explain it to homeowners, healthcare workers or other customers you may come in contact with.

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19/20 Healthy Turf, Less Weeds and Fewer Pesticides – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 3, 6, 10 & 12. Tom Samples, Professor and University of Tennessee Extension Turfgrass Science and Management Specialist in the Plant Sciences Department of the University of Tennessee, draws on his years of experience to focus on why healthy turf is important and how to maintain your soils health. Tom touches on several key factors including, why PH matters, importance of both micro and macro organisms in healthy soil and why soil fertility isn’t the only thing you should pay attention to when trying to maintain healthy turf.

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19/20 Using Weeds, Insects and Diseases to Identify Turf Problems – 2019/2020

Approved in Cat 3, 6, 10 & 12. Tom Samples, Professor and University of Tennessee Extension Turfgrass Science and Management Specialist in the Plant Sciences Department of the University of Tennessee, discusses how to identify common turf grass problems and how to use weeds and insects to help indicate where a problems come from.

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