Turfgrass Pest Management is a comprehensive training program on turfgrass management and the importance of integrated pest management in turfgrass. You will study chemical pesticides and the environmental fate of pesticides; equipment and calibration; turfgrass diseases and their control; and the identification, biology, and management of weeds, diseases, insects, and vertebrate pests in both warm- and cool-season turfgrass.
Check out our State Certification Map to see how you can use this course towards the pest certification process in your state at https://www.distance.purdue.edu/pest/map/.
You may enroll at any time. You will have 12 months to complete the course. You should expect to study three to five hours per lesson. If you cannot complete the course in 12 months, you may purchase a one-time, six-month extension for $50. Regardless of when it is purchased, the six-month extension begins the day after the course expires. This course is eligible to be transferred to another student if no lessons have been submitted for grading by correspondence. The original course expiration date will apply to the alternate student.
Students who wish to return a course after all materials are received back at Purdue in new condition will receive a pro-rated fee refund according to the following schedule. Shipping fees will not be refunded.
- For online courses, once you start the program there is no refund.
- Within 15 days from the date of enrollment: 100%
- 15 – 30 days after the date of enrollment: 50%
- 30 days after the date of enrollment: No refund.
We are here to help you succeed. You may receive emails throughout the course to monitor your progress. If you have any questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Denice Johnson at 855-311-0002.
Purdue is committed to making its programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation or special assistance for this program due to a disability, please contact us at 855-311-0002.
For more information on any of Purdue's other IPM courses, please visit us online at: https://www.digitaleducation.purdue.edu/professional-development/pest/index.html.