Japanese Beetle Management
06 Ornamental and Shade Trees
07 Lawn and Turf
08 Seed Treatment
23 Park or School Pest Control
This asynchronous, self-paced course teaches Japanese beetle basics to turfgrass, lawncare, and landscape professionals.
Short videos show you how to recognize Japanese beetle/grub damage, the life cycle of Japanese beetles, how to survey and monitor for grubs, and the controls available for Japanese beetles/grubs—both chemical and non-chemical.
The last subsection of the course provides a list of damage-resistant trees and shrubs that you could plant, along with information and photos of each.
Both sections have a quiz at the end. If you are taking this course to obtain Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) pesticide applicator recertification credits, you will need to pass each quiz with a score greater than 70%.
When you pass this course, you will earn a certificate of completion as well as two PDA recertification credits that can be applied to one of these categories:
(Note: it may take 2 to 4 week for recertification credits to be reported to and verified by PDA.)
- Certified pesticide applicators
- Turfgrass and lawncare professionals
- Landscape professionals
Some courses also provide credits that can go towards professional certifications. None of the online courses offer credits that can go on a college transcript.
Please refer to the course description to learn if a specific course offers certificates and/or credits towards professional certification.
The definition of a passing grade varies from course to course. Once you register for an online course, please log in to learn about a specific course’s grading criteria.
Also, keep in mind that not all courses offer certificates. Please refer to the course description to learn whether or not a specific course offers a certificate.
Ed Rajotte, Ph.D.
2 hours, 30 minutes