To help increase awareness about sustainable agriculture production, Bio Huma Netics, Inc., (BHN) is sponsoring a FarmProgress course for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) and Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) in the United States and Canada.
This free online continuing education course, titled “Organic/Sustainable Agriculture Production -2022” aims to help working professionals learn about sustainable farming practices and pest management without the use of synthetic chemicals.
During the training, participants will learn about most common pests in organic/sustainable agricultural systems and current methods of controlling insect pests, weeds, and diseases in a range of organic crops grown in the United States.
The two-hour duration course is divided into ten sections and allows participants to complete it at their own pace.
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Organic Agriculture
Sustainable / Organic Management Options for Major Insects and Diseases of:
Section 3: Citrus
Section 4: Grapes
Section 5: Pome Fruit
Section 6: Blueberries and Strawberries
Section 7: Stone Fruit
Section 8: Nut Trees
Section 9: Vegetable Crops
Section 10: Forage Crops
“Pest management is an integral part of conventional and organic farming and requires adequate training. At times, managing pests in organic farming systems is much more challenging because of fewer options than in conventional production. By taking this course, participants can learn how to identify and combat pest infestation to minimize crop damage under organic cultural practices,” says Dr. Mojtaba Zaifnejad, Sr. Director of Field Research and Technical Services, BHN. In addition, this course provides a brief insight on how humic substances can benefit the health of soil and crops.
To enroll, or to learn more about the course, visit AgCEUOnline.