IPM3: On-line IPM Education for the Workforce Robert

IPM3: On-line IPM Education for the Workforce Robert

IPM3: On-line IPM Education for the Workforce Robert M. Nowierski National Program Leader Bio-Based Pest Management USDA- NIFA Washington, DC [email protected] What is IPM ? 3 IPM3 stands for Professional Program

in Pest Management. The IPM3 Training Consortium was formed to meet the diverse Integrated Pest Management needs of federal agencies and beyond. www.umn.edu/ipm3 Whos Involved in Steering IPM3 ? IPM practitioners from land grant institutions and from federal agencies, a number of

which are under a federal mandate to implement IPM. IPM3 Steering Committee Co-chairs: Bob Nowierski USDA-NIFA (center) Mark Ascerno, University of Minnesota (right) IPM3 Coordinator: Mike McDonough, Univ. of Minn. (left) 5th National IPM Symposium, St. Louis April 2006 IPM3 Steering Committee Federal Agency members: Carol DiSalvo, National Park Service Al Greene, General Services Administration

Doug Holy, Natural Resource Conservation Service Bob Nowierski, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Tiffany Parson, Fish and Wildlife Service Roger Sheley, Agricultural Research Service IPM Steering Committee 3 Land Grant Institution members: Mark Ascerno, University of Minnesota Ernest Delfosse, Michigan State Univ.

Doug Jardine, Kansas State University Mike McDonough, University of Minnesota Rob Wiedenmann, University of Arkansas Steve Yaninek, Purdue University IPM3 Program Objectives Provide easy access to distance IPM training Provide a mechanism for individuals to become proficient in the principles and application of IPM Provide IPM training tailored to specific pest management needs.

IPM Primary Audience 3 Employees of federal agencies: DOI: NPS, FWS, BLM, BOR, USGS USDA: NRCS, USFS, ARS, ERS, APHIS, FAS Others: GSA, DOD, DOT, DHS, EPA, USAID IPM Broader Audience 3 State and local government officials tasked with IPM

Co./State/Regional Extension Educators Crop commodity groups State Plant Health Directors Master Gardeners 4-H staff Crop Consultants/Pest Manag. Professionals Green Industry Professionals. Training Modules Scheduled at various times of the year based on demand. Each module is typically 6 weeks long. Content is entirely online.

Asynchronous delivery. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Certificate of Completion for each module. IPM3 Distance Education Platform Training modules are delivered online via the Moodle Classroom Management System (CMS) Student progress is self-paced

Modules and grades are available 24/7 Training Modules The curricula emphasizes practical content. Academic content is included to the extent necessary to support the understanding of practical content and ongoing IPM education. Multiple learning formats and assessments are used to maximize learning and retention of info 3-Tiered IPM Training Program

Specialty Modules Pest Biology Modules IPM Core Concepts Module IPM Core Concepts Module Basic concepts about IPM and IPM implementation. 15 hours of instruction. Spanish translation available.

IPM Core Concepts Module Unit 1 Introduction to IPM. Pests and pest impacts. Pest management. History of pesticide use. IPM developed in response to pesticide problems.

Unit 2 IPM Economic Concepts. Pest populations. Natural control and general equilibrium position (GEP). Economic thresholds (ET). Economic injury level (EIL). IPM Core Concepts Module Unit 3 Host Plant Resistance.

Coevolution and selection pressure. Resistance mechanisms: antixenosis, antibiosis, and tolerance. Constitutive and induced resistance and their fitness costs. Resistance genetics. Unit 4 IPM TacticsBiological Control.

Biological control organisms. Arthropod parasites and parasitoids. Arthropod predators. Behavior modification. IPM Core Concepts Module Unit 5 IPM TacticsChemical Control. Pesticide regulations. Pesticide classification. Pesticide mode of action (MOA). Pesticide resistance. Insecticide, fungicide and herbicide resistance management.

Pesticide safety, pesticide residues and tolerances. Environmental fate of pesticides. Unit 6 IPM TacticsPhysical Control. Physical barriers, manual weeding, mulches, pneumatic control, and thermal techniques. IPM Core Concepts Module

Unit 7 IPM TacticsCultural Control. Sanitation, soil tillage, crop rotations, interplanting, trap crops, cover crops, elimination of alternate hosts. Unit 8 IPM TacticsRegulatory Control. USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). Department of Homeland Security Customs (DHS) Border Patrol agricultural inspection. IPM Core Concepts Module Unit 9 Introduction to Invasive Species. Definition of an invasive species, Executive Order 13112.

National Invasive Species Council (NISC). Impact of invasive species. APHIS prevention, monitoring, control and emergency program costs $0.9 to $1.4 billion annually. Crop and environmental losses of approx. $120 billion annually. Biological stages of invasion: arrival, establishment, integration, and spread. Prevention of arrival in wooden packaging and on live plants.

IPM Core Concepts Module Unit 9 (cont.) Introduction to Invasive Species. Inspectionsbalancing biosecurity, trade, environmental, and volume considerations. Prevention of arrival. Is the inspection system adequate? National Park Service Exotic Plant Management Teams. Eradication Example: Black rat on Anacapa Island. Suppression/Containment Example: Emerald ash borer

Suppression Example: Tamarisk (salt cedar) Pest Biology Modules Introduction to: Plant Diseases Weed Science Planned: Arthropods Vertebrates 2.5-10.0 hours of instruction per topic.

Specialty Modules Current/Planned* Specialty Modules: Invasive Species IPM for Facility Managers and Supervisors Imported Fire Ant IPM Bed Bug Prevention and Control in the Hospitality Industry IPM for Seasonal Employees* IPM of Rangeland Weeds* IPM of Feral Pigs*

2.5-15 hours of instruction per module. Course Certificate Example: Rangeland Weed Management Principles Pest Biology Core IPM Module Arthropods Plant Pathology Weed Science

Vertebrates Specialty Modules Rangeland Weeds Weeds of Natural Areas Invasive Species Landscape and Turf IPM for Facility Managers & Supervisors Course Certificate Example: Landscape and Turf Principles

Pest Biology Specialty Modules Core IPM Module Arthropods Landscape and Turf Plant Pathology

Invasive Species Weed Science Rangeland Weeds Vertebrates Weeds of Natural Areas Course Certificate Example: IPM for Facility Managers and Supervisors

Principles Pest Biology Specialty Modules Core IPM Module Arthropods Landscape and Turf Plant Pathology

Invasive Species Weed Science Rangeland Weeds Vertebrates IPM for Facility Managers and Supervisors Benefits of IPM3

Training Current expert content. Electable topics to address agency needs. Cost-effective. Asynchronous online delivery. Consistent IPM message across agencies. Program Funding Grant funds from CSREES (now NIFA), NCRIPM, USDA Inv. Spp. Coord., Univ. of Minnesota have been used during the development phase.

Ultimately, revenue must be generated to make the program self sustaining. Module Fees Per hour rates (est. $25/module hr) Core Module (15 hrs.): $375 Core Module in Spanish (15 hrs.): $375 IPM for Facility Managers and Supervisors (15 hrs): $375 Pest Biology Weed Science (10 hrs.): $250 Pest Biology Plant Diseases (6 hrs.): $150 Invasive Species (10 hrs.): $250 Imported Fire Ant IPM (10 hrs.): $250

Bed Bug Prevention and Control in the Hospitality Industry (15 hrs.): $375 Volume Discounts for IPM Modules Agencies and organizations can arrange block enrollments for multiple students (more than ten) using a Coupon Code system. 15% Discount (10-19 students) 25% Discount (20-29 students) 35% Discount (30-50 students)

Program Revenue from Fees Updating existing modules Creation of new IPM modules Up-front funding for the development of course content ($400 per contact hr) Funding for instructors (1/3 of course fee) IPM3 Training Consortium infrastructure and administration Operability Status IPM Core Concepts Module Apr 9 May 21, 2012

Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) Invasive Species Apr 9 May 21, 2012 Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) Biology of Weeds Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) Operability Status

Biology of Plant Diseases Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) IPM for Facility Managers & Supervisors April 9 June 18, 2012 Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) Imported Fire Ant IPM Apr 9 May 21, 2012 Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined)

Operability Status IPM Core Concepts Module Spanish Translation Apr 9 May 21, 2012 Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) Biology of Vertebrates Content developer found; funding being sought. IPM for Seasonal Workers

In development. Operability Status Bed Bug Prevention and Control in the Hospitality Industry Oct-Nov 2012 (dates to be determined) IPM for Feral Pigs

Funding and content developer being sought. IPM Credential for PCAs in Specialty Crops NRCS and IPM Working Group ID training needs for PCAs in specialty crops. Contacts: Mark Ascerno, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

(612- 624-9773; [email protected]) Robert M. Nowierski, USDA-NIFA, Washington, DC (202-401-4900; [email protected]) Copyright 2012 Thank You!

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