Online Brush Busters course now available

Class is dedicated to Brush Busters Individual Plant Treatment herbicide applications

This online course will help land owners and managers become familiar with clearing brush and trees, as well as how to manage invasive and encroaching brush species with individual plant treatment (IPT) herbicide applications. (Courtesy Photo)

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Department of Rangeland, Wildlife, & Fisheries Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is excited to announce a new online class dedicated to Brush Busters Individual Plant Treatment herbicide applications. Continuing education credits are available from the Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide License.

Sign up is available at: https://agrilifelearn.tamu.edu/product?catalog=ESSM-003

This online course will help land owners and managers become familiar with clearing brush and trees, as well as how to manage invasive and encroaching brush species with individual plant treatment (IPT) herbicide applications.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Follow the steps to obtain and maintain a TDA herbicide applicator’s license
  • Identify and acquire necessary personal protective equipment for applying herbicides
  • Select the correct application method: handheld, backpack, foliar, ATV or UTV, etc.
  • Select appropriate nozzles, check valves, and use them properly
  • Effectively manage mesquite, greenbriar, Macartney rose, prickly pear, redberry and blueberry Juniper, and Eastern Red cedar
  • Mix herbicides in the correct order
  • Clean equipment thoroughly while disposing of chemicals safely
  • Assess weather forecasts to determine safe conditions for application
  • Locate free resources to guide your applications

Certificate Requirements

This course is for CEU credit. To earn credit, you must complete all modules, a post-test to gauge knowledge gain, and a satisfaction survey. There is no minimum score that you must meet.

After successful completion of this course, you will earn:

  • 1 General Pesticide Factors
  • 1 General Equipment Characteristics
  • 1 Laws and Regulations

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