Is it time to have a nationally recognized IPM certification?

IpmMan(5)March 19, 2011

As far as I know only the state of Montana has a certification for IPM.

As it is now, anyone who can afford a sprayer, and pass a pesticide applicator test can claim that they know about and practice IPM.

The applicator tests are ridiculously easy to pass, and though they are now incorporating IPM they are mostly geared toward the safe and proper use of pesticides.

The arborists have a certification and though not a government agency, it is generally recognized as legitimate.

I think it is time for us to have a nationally recognized IPM certification.

I would prefer this to be a government certification but I know how most Americans feel about government.

let me know if you agree or if you think I am off my rocker.

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Since getting a Pesticide Applicators license or certificate is so easy why would not something to certify one as Integrated Pest Management knowledgable be any more difficult. To know if someone has knowledge about IPM ask them questions about it, there is no need for any certification.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 6:40AM
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IpmMan(5)

Good to hear from you Kim. I was hoping that I would be kicking a Hornets nest with this question. Most people are not as informed as you are and would not even know what questions to ask.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2011 at 9:47AM
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