Registration now open!
Winter 2024 Ornamental and Turf Short Course
Wednesdays 5:30-7 pm, from January 10 – March 13, 2024
More information at s.uconn.edu/ornamental-turf.
Ornamental and Turf Online Short Course Description
UConn Extension offers an online Ornamental & Turf Short Course in the fall and winter, which helps students prepare for the pesticide applicator supervisory exam.
This Short Course is an in-depth review of the information necessary to study for and pass the Ornamental and Turf/Golf Course Superintendents State of Connecticut Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certification (category 3A) exam. A student that completes all the modules, works through the quizzes, and studies the resource materials independently should be able to pass both the written and oral state exam successfully.
This short course consists of eight modules that the student can complete independently: Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Pesticide Safety, Botany, Plant Pathology and Ornamental Plant Diseases, Entomology and Insect Pests of Woody Ornamentals, Area and Dosage Calculations, Turf Management, and Weed Management. Each module consists of learning objectives, topic sections, and slides with a recorded narrative, and closes with a quiz on the material. The modules can be completed and revisited at any time while the student is enrolled in the course.
An instructor will meet virtually with the students weekly on Wednesdays at 5:30-7 pm to review each module topic and answer questions. Each weekly class includes a basic overview of the subject and highlights specific pests, their biology, and control. There will be a total of 10 sessions, including 8 sessions for modules, one introductory session, and one optional wrap up session for questions.
Expect to spend study time reviewing each module topic outside of the review class. The more time you spend studying the module topics and reviewing each module’s post-quiz, the more beneficial the course will be for preparing for the final short course exam and the state exam.
Registration is $375 and is available online with a credit card at:
UConn Extension Marketplace
Please register as a guest and select NONE for shipping.
Questions? Please contact Alyssa Siegel-Miles, email@example.com
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO OBTAIN AND READ THE “CORE MANUAL” BEFORE THE CLASS BEGINS.
The Pesticide Applicator Core Manual, the required training manual for the course, can be downloaded free at National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Core Manual.
You can also buy a physical copy of this manual from UConn Marketplace:
Core Manual (pickup in Vernon CT option) or
Core Manual (shipping option)
An optional manual, “Ornamental and Turf, Category 3 Manual” ($43.00 plus shipping and handling), is also available from Cornell at: cornellstore.com/3.-Ornamental-And-Turf
Check for used copies of these books with your colleagues or online.
Information regarding testing and other information can be found on the CT DEEP website links: portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Pesticides/Pesticide-Management-Program
Information for Supervisory Certification is at: portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Pesticides/Supervisor-Certification/Certification-Process-and-Requirements-for-Supervisors
Questions? Please contact Alyssa Siegel-Miles, firstname.lastname@example.org.