Department of Community Sustainability

Fruit & Nuts

Field Crops

Floriculture & Greenhouse Crop Production


  • Integrated Pest Management Academy

    The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. Current topics include an introduction to IPM, plant science, soils 101, natural enemies, conserving pollinators, Enviroweather and scouting.

  • Nutrient Smart Plus Online Course

    In this course, you will learn information regarding the relationship between nutrient management, environmental health, and economic sustainability for field crops growers. Each unit has a mix of content from videos to articles to websites. We hope you enjoy learning more about nutrient management and can use it to make changes for the better in your business and in the world.

  • Pesticide Applicator Training

    This course is designed for those who are studying to take the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)Exam or for those who need a refresher on safe pesticide handling. The course material follows the National Pesticide Core Manual. Those who complete the course can receive 12 RUP credits.

  • Soil Health School Online Course

    In this course, you will learn about the soil that holds us up and sustains us.