Day One – Required New Coordinator Training
If you’re a new IPM Coordinator and have not yet taken the six-hour mandatory IPM Coordinator training, this class is for you. This class fulfills Texas state requirements for IPM Coordinators under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 4, Part 1, Chapter 7, Subchapter H, Division 7 School IPM (whether this is your first time, or you just need a refresher course). The course instructors help coordinators understand their role in the school IPM program and help prepare them for TDA inspections. The course will cover legal requirements for schools, an introduction to IPM, how to monitor your schools under the new requirements, and a hands-on exercise to understand the difference between Green, Yellow and Red Category pesticides. Students are encouraged to bring their questions regarding their program and a willingness to learn new things. This course is open to everyone!
Instructors Day 1: Dr. Don Renchie, Dr. Mike Merchant, and Ms. Janet Hurley
Day Two – Advanced Coordinator Training
Advanced training is for both experienced and new school IPM Coordinators. This training will offer 6 CEU credits for those who are licensed under the Texas Department of Agriculture 3A/Structural Pest Control Service or need hours towards their school IPM recertification. The second day will focus on turf management for IPM Coordinators and grounds personnel. Dr. Becky Grubbs or Dr. Lindsey Hoffman will explain Turfgrass selection, best practices for athletic fields, fertilization, disease control, weed control, reading and understanding labels, and equipment calibration.
Instructors Day 2: Dr. Mike Merchant, Dr. Becky Grubbs or Dr. Lindsey Hoffman, and Ms. Janet Hurley