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2021 Live Virtual 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Continuing Instruction Course hosted by ISU PSEP - May 25, 2021 @ 6PM (CST)
For the first time, the Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing our 3OT continuing instruction courses (CIC) to you!

This Live Virtual CIC is being offered as a Zoom program. This program will allow you to attend your yearly recertification program from anywhere!

The Live Virtual CIC is offered on four different dates. Be sure to check the date selected as your paid registration will be for this date only.

Please allow up to 2.5 hours to view the program. This live virtual program will provide the CIC for the 2021 calendar year in the following categories: 3O, 3T, 3OT.


In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed. Please select from the remaining three dates. They can be found in the related products below.

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Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals - 2021 Edition
This guide provides weed identification and control information that turfgrass professionals can use to develop effective weed control programs for golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, lawns, and other turfgrass systems. The recommendations apply to the majority of the United States, with input from experts in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

The PDF is available for purchase from Purdue University.
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Category 3 OT & Companion Set - Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management with Review Modules
Purchase as a set to save $5.00 over purchasing the items individually.

This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in the commercial and public pesticide applicator Category 3 – Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management.

The newly revised Category 3 Ornamental and Turfgrass Manual, covers the plant pathogens, insects and mites, weeds, and vertebrates common in Iowa’s ornamental and turfgrass settings, and the various strategies used in managing these pests. The manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures and detailed pest information, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 3T (Turfgrass), 3OT (Ornamental and Turfgrass), or 3O (Ornamental) certification examination(s), but will also serve as a reference for applicators and industry support personnel.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.

This Companion to the Iowa 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management Manual provides review, knowledge check activities, and a practice quiz based on the information needed to pass the Iowa 3OT exam for commercial pesticide applicators. The modules are designed to assist you in understanding the material covered in the manual. The review modules contain the learning objectives from each chapter of the manual, knowledge check and learning activities, and a practice quiz.

Note: The previous Category 3 manual included Greenhouse Pest Management. This material was considered distinctly different from Ornamental and Turfgrass pests. CS 15B - Category 3 G, Greenhouse Pest Management was developed as a separate manual and is now available for purchase. CS15
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Category 3 OT Companion, Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management - Review Modules
This Companion to the Iowa 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management Manual provides review, knowledge check activities, and a practice quiz based on the information needed to pass the Iowa 3OT exam for commercial pesticide applicators.

The modules are designed to assist you in understanding the material covered in the manual for 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management, CS 15A. The review modules contain the learning objectives from each chapter of the manual, knowledge check and learning activities, and a practice quiz. This companion should be used in association with 3OT Manual, CS 15A.
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2021 Garden Calendar - Iowa Natives
Bloodroot, bluebells, prairie smoke, bur oak, witch hazel, winterberry, and other Iowa native plants are featured in the 2021 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Garden Calendar. This 12-month calendar showcases the beauty of several plants native to Iowa woodlands or prairies each month throughout the year. Many of these Iowa natives also perform well in the home landscape.

The large calendar grid acts as a gardening journal to record the progress of your garden. Refer to the monthly tips that provide timely cultural information for fruits and vegetables, lawn care recommendations, tree and shrub guidance, and other information. Whether it be flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, or turfgrass, this annual calendar provides tips on a variety of topics so that you can quickly know what task should be completed next in your garden.
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Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Nematode Sample Submission Form
Download and use this form when submitting soil samples for nematode identification and counts.

This form is for soybean cyst nematode egg counts, nematodes on corn, turfgrass nematodes, nematodes found in vegetable or fruit crop fields, as well as home gardens. Also includes instructions on collecting and shipping plant and soil samples for nematode analysis at the ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic
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Turfgrass Management Calendar: Kentucky Bluegrass Lawns
A lawn's overall appearance is directly related to the proper timing of maintenance activities and sticking with a solid, well-timed plan for several years in a row. This publication discusses the timing of lawn maintenance activities such as mowing, fertilization, watering, weed control, seeding and much more. It provides instructions on how each activity should be implemented during different phases of the calendar.

Previously known as PM 1063. PM1063
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Category 3 OT, Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in the commercial and public pesticide applicator Category 3 – Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.

The newly revised Category 3 Ornamental and Turfgrass Manual, CS15A, covers the plant pathogens, insects and mites, weeds, and vertebrates common in Iowa’s ornamental and turfgrass settings, and the various strategies used in managing these pests. The manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures and detailed pest information, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 3T (Turfgrass), 3OT (Ornamental and Turfgrass), or 3O (Ornamental) certification examination(s), but will also serve as a reference for applicators and industry support personnel.

Note: The previous Category 3 manual included Greenhouse Pest Management. This material was considered distinctly different from Ornamental and Turfgrass pests. CS 15B - Category 3 G, Greenhouse Pest Management was developed as a separate manual and is now available for purchase. CS15
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Management and Control of Summer Patch (Magnaporthe poae)
Summer patch and necrotic ring spot are common fungi that affect turfgrass. This publication discusses how to identify the fungi, its characteristics and how to manage it if grass is infected.


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Organic Turfgrass Fertilization
Increased environmental concerns surrounding soluble nitrogen sources have forced many to reconsider organic fertilizers. Organic fertilizers, as well as slow-release synthetic sources, release small amounts of nitrogen over long periods. University research from across the country has concluded that when applied correctly, organic and slow-release products will reduce environmental impact.
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Fall Tips to Ensure a Healthy Green Yard in the Spring
In the fall, is the perfect time for maintaining your lawn. It's time to focus on turfgrass practices such as mowing, aeration, fertilization and seeding. The work you do in the fall helps your lawn recover from summer stresses and prepares it for another Iowa winter. This publication offers best practices to ensure a healthy lawn through the fall months and to start next spring with the necessary steps.
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Responsible Phosphorus Management Practices for Lawns
Following specific phosphorus management practices for turfgrass can help reduce potential pollution in surface water and groundwater.
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Lawn Fertilization
Use this publication to make lawn fertilization decisions based on soil and turfgrass needs, as well as fertilizer content and type. Also find the benefits of fertilizer, application procedures, and necessary precautions in this fact sheet.
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Leaf Spot and Melting Out of Turfgrass -- Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Description and management information, plus how to submit samples for diagnosis.
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Turfgrass Renovation
Turfgrass renovation improves an area by seeding into the existing sod. It is a selective tillage process that falls short of completely reestablishing the turf. Included are step-by-step instructions on renovating turf areas for three situations.
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