Common Ornamental Plant Pests | #LATI106

3 HSW PDH Credit Video Course
This course covers the multiple steps to growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage, identifying problems when present, and the most common pests of ornamental plants.



Instructor:  J. MacDowell

Pest management of ornamental plants involves multiple steps from growing a healthy plant that is more resistant to pest damage to correctly identifying the problem when present. This course will cover the most common pests of ornamental plants.  

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common landscape weeds and outline how to manage them.
  • Identify common plant disorders and identify how to avoid them in the future.
  • Identify common plant diseases and outline how to manage them.
  • Describe nematode damage and explain why sampling prior to planting is important.
  • Identify common vertebrate and invertebrate pests and outline the best management strategy for each.

This course covers:

  • Weed Biology
  • Weed Identification
  • Managing Landscape Weeds
  • Improper Growing Conditions
  • Improper Cultural Practices
  • Mechanical and Construction Damage
  • Chemical Injury
  • Adverse Weather Conditions
  • Transplant Shock
  • Multiple or Unknown Causes
  • Ornamental Plant Disease Management
  • Fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses and virus-like organisms
  • Plant parasitic nematodes
  • Disease pyramid
  • Cultural Management and Avoiding Disease
  • Chemical Management
  • Disease Symptoms and Signs
  • Disease Identification
  • Nematodes
  • Managing Insect and Mite Damage
  • Invertebrate Pest Identification
  • Birds
  • Deer
  • Rabbits
  • Squirrels
  • Beavers
  • Voles


Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.  Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available to print upon completion of the course. 

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