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Turf and Ornamental Pest Control Webinar

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 -
9:00am - 4:00pm

The Turf and Ornamental Pest Control Webinar provides professional pest management training for owners, managers, technicians, workers, salespersons, certified applicators, and others working in the Mississippi turf and ornamental pest control industry. 

This includes persons who do not have a professional license, but work in the turf and ornamental plant industry and need to know more about the insect, disease, and weed pests that they are likely to encounter. 

Participants may also receive recertification credit in: Horticulture Weed Control license (HCW); Horticulture Pest Control license (HCP); Turf and Ornamentals Commercial Applicator Certificate (Category III).  (Check your card to see when your license or certification expires.  Recertification may occur up to 1 year prior to expiration.)

This training is co-sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce/Bureau of Plant Industry.

This is a one-day webinar with three hours of training in the morning, a one-hour break for lunch, and 3 hours of training in the afternoon (5-6 training hours).

Benefits of participation in the Turf and Ornamental Pest Control Webinar:

  • Discipline-focused pest management training on weed, disease, and insect pests
  • Training refresher and enhancement for experienced employees, managers, and owners
  • Initial training for new employees
  • Training for persons preparing to take license exams
  • Pesticide Safety Training
  • Recertification for commercial Horticulture Weed Control license (HWP).
  • Recertification for commercial Horticulture Pest Control license (HCP)
  • Recertification for certified commercial Turf and Ornamental applicators (Category III).


  • Disease Pests of Turfgrass, Dr. Alan Henn, MSU-ES
  • Regulatory Issues for Horticulture Pest Control, Mr. Russell Kohler, MDAC-BPI
  • Insect Pests of Turfgrasses, Dr. Blake Layton, MSU-ES
  • Turf and Ornamental Weed Control, Dr. Jay McCurdy
  • Lunch
  • Pesticide Safety, Mr. Gene Merkl, MSU-ES
  • Disease Pests of Ornamental Plants, Dr. Alan Henn, MSU-ES
  • Insect Pests of Ornamental Plants, Dr. Blake Layton, MSU-ES

Turf and Ornamental Pest Control Webinar

November 1, 2022, (Registration closes Oct. 27, 2022)

  • Begins: 9:00 AM
  • Ends: 4:00 PM (or before)
  • Registration Fee:   
    • $10 Participation only (no recertification credit).
    • $130 if taking for recertification (be sure to give license/card number)
  • payable online by credit card
  • Be sure to provide the e-mail address where you want to access the webinar
  • Be sure to provide license number/card number if taking for recertification

You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

A second e-mail with information and a link for joining the webinar will be sent one to two days before the webinar (after registration closes).

  • If you have problems registering, please call 662-325-3226
  • If you have problems accessing the webinar on the day of training, please call 662-325-3226

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancel 7+ days before the webinar to receive full refund.
  • Cancel less than 7 days before event, registration fee minus $30.00 charge (($100) will be refunded for recertification registrations.

(No refund for participation only registration if less than 7 days before event)

For questions, contact Beverly Catchot at 662-325-0795 or

Resources and Literature

MSU Fire Ant Web Site

MSU-ES Publication 2429, Control Fire Ants in Your Yard

MSU-ES Publication 1858, Insect Control in Commercial Turf

MSU-ES Publication 2331, Control Insect Pests in and around the Home Lawn

MSU-ES Publication 2369, Insect Pests of Ornamental Plants in the Home Landscape

MSU-ES Publication 2938, Crape Myrtle Bark Scale Identification and Control

Bug’s Eye View Newsletter (200+ archived articles, many on household and structural pests)

MDAC Bureau of Plant Industry Web Site

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Portrait of Dr. Alan Henn
Extension Professor
Extension Plant Pathologist, Disease management of ornamentals,peanut, turf,fruits, nematode program
Portrait of Dr. Blake Layton, Jr.
Extension Professor
Entomology; extension insect identification; fire ants; termites; insect pests in the home, lawn and
Portrait of Dr. James Dewey McCurdy
Associate Professor
Turfgrass Extension Specialist/Weed Scientist/Weed Control-Turf and Ornamentals