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Honey Bee 2014 Bee-Friending Pollinators: Online 5 part workshop

 Pollinator Conservation Online Workshop

Description: We developed an online workshop on pollinator conservation for education credits for University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener. Other groups have been contacted, such as Master Naturalist and Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, for use.

How to use the slides shows:

1. Make sure the sound on your computer and speakers/headphones are both turned on.

2. Download or open the presentation with Microsoft PowerPoint.

3. There are different versions of PowerPoint; if you do not hear the sound, we recommend that you view the presentation as a full screen slide show.

4. Manually advance slides in slide show mode by hitting "enter" or clicking the mouse.

5. Audio will automatically advance after slide advances (forward only) after a slight pause.

6. Double click the sound icon to play individual slides from normal view within PowerPoint.

7. You may present these slide shows for educational purposes; however, we are not supplying written notes on each slide.

8. Send your own workshop evaluations to

Class URL:/old/pollinators/mgbees.html
2005-2006 Master Gardener Online Course
Master Gardener Online Course

Description: This is an introductory course for master gardeners with an interest in the management of insects in urban landscapes and in greenhouse, turf and nursery industries. The course examines the principles and implementation of Integrated Pest Management programs to manage pests. IPM is the practice of using a variety of cultural, biological and chemical methods to manage insects. IPM methods include biorational and biological pest controls, monitoring insect populations and the judicious use of chemical pesticides applied at the most vulnerable time in an insect's life history. Pest life histories, risk potential, and biological control potential are reviewed. One goal of IPM is to reduce any harmful impact chemicals may have on beneficial insects, wildlife or water quality. This is a web-based course using the CUES website ( and other IPM resources on the web.

Class URL: /old/MG05/index.htm


  2002 to present MDA A&E, MNLA, UM Pesticide License Certification Training Workshops
MNLA, MDA, UM Pesticide Certification Online Workshop
Description: Study each chapter in three books to take the  MDA category A and E certification exam for the MDA license.

Who should attend: Landscapers, golf course workers, and greenhouse workers that need the MDA license in category A&E.

Register: Online registration at MNLA,

Slideshows for each chapter:


Where to purchase books:

Category A-1: National Pesticide Applicator Core Manual (2007) $19.00

Category A-2: Minnesota Pesticide Supplement for Category A (2012) $17.00

Category E 2nd Edition: Turf & Ornamentals Pesticide Manual (2014)    $30.00



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