The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ecosystem and Management Unit is offering Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) continuing education units (CEUs) for private applicators online in November.
Private applicators need 15 CEUs every 5 years, and a maximum of 10 can be from recorded online courses and/or correspondence courses. Five CEUs must come from a live class or webinar in order to meet the TDA requirements to recertify. Of the 15 CEUs, a minimum of 2 must be laws and regulations, and 2 must be integrated pest management (IPM). These are based on a five-year cycle, according to TDA regulations.
The Ecosystem and Management Unit has opened up 5 courses offering 1 CEU each for the month of November.
The courses, CEU category and presenters will be:
-Improved Pasture Weed and Brush Management, 1 IPM, James Jackson, AgriLife Extension Range Specialist, Stephenville.
-Pesticide Laws and Regulations, 1 Laws & Regulations, Greg Baker, TDA Inspector, Bay City.
-Mesquite and Mixed Brush Herbicide Treatments, 1 General, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension Range Specialist, Uvalde.
-King Ranch and Kleberg Bluestem Management, 1 IPM, Dr. Megan Clayton, AgriLife Extension Range Specialist, Corpus Christi.
-Spray Equipment Setup: Reduce Drift and Save Money, 1 Drift Minimization, Dr. Josh McGinty, AgriLife Extension Agronomist, Corpus Christi.
The cost is $10 per CEU and certificates will be issued by mid-December.
These webinars and others in the series can be accessed at:
For more information on the webinars, contact Pete Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org