BRANDT and Penton Agriculture-Western Farm Press have launched a new online continuing education (CEU) course called ‘Organic-Sustainable Agriculture Production’ for California licensed agricultural professionals.
BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, is the exclusive sponsor of the new course.
The free course provides a general overview of the most common pests in organic-sustainable agricultural systems, plus the current methods to control insect pests, weeds, and diseases in a range of organic crops grown in the U.S.
The direct link to the new course is www.pentonag.com/organic.
The new course brings to 19 the number of courses on the www.pentonag.com website. Seventeen of the courses are free and two cost $50 each.
The new CEU organic-sustainable production course is approved for 2.0 hours “Other” credit by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for pest control advisers, qualified applicators, private applicators-county certificate holders, and aerial applicators.
The course is also approved for 1.0 hour “Integrated Pest Management” and 1.0 hour “Crop Management” for CCA’s in the U.S. and Canada, plus 2.0 hours of general credit with the Arizona and New Mexico Departments’ of Agriculture.
Accreditation in additional states will be added in the following months.
The Penton Agriculture-Western Farm Press CEU program was launched in 2004 by Farm Press Editor Harry Cline. More than 80,000 people have taken and passed online courses.
The courses are accredited in about 20 states, as well as the American Society of Agronomy’s Certified Crop Adviser program.