IPM Training DVDs
UC Master Gardeners
Several presentation modules are available for Master Gardener programs to use in educating other Master Gardener volunteers or the general public. The UC IPM Program distributed DVDs of these presentations to MG Programs at two workshops—one in 2005 and one in 2007. The fully narrated presentations are complete with color photographs, illustrations, and video clips
Topics include Ants, Weeds, Honeydew-Producing Insects, and General IPM Principles. These presentations are also available as PowerPoint presentations that you can show using the script provided. Each module has supplementary materials including handouts and hands-on exercises that will make your training more effective.
Where to find presentations
How to carry out a training program
It is very important to follow these steps when carrying out your own training program. The narrated presentations on the DVD provide good science-based solutions for solving pest problems, but it is only one part of a good training program. The interactive scenarios and hands-on activities reinforce key concepts in the DVD and provide a way for the audience to interact with one another.
University of California Master Gardeners or Advisors may make duplicate copies of the DVD for use in their UC educational programs. Make sure your computer is equipped with a DVD burner and appropriate duplication software. To obtain DVDs for other uses/user groups, please contact Cheryl Reynolds.
Using the DVDs
Extras for each presentation
If accessing the extras from the DVD, you must go through your computer’s operating system. The files cannot be accessed while the narrated presentation is running.
Troubleshooting the DVD
When you play the DVD on a PC, if you have audio, but no video, try changing your hardware acceleration setting.
Activities & supplementary materials for DVDs
Use the activities and materials below to supplement the DVD and Power point presentations.
Quick Tips in Spanish as well as English are available for many of the pests in the presentation modules.
IPM for Weeds
IPM for Weeds (How to get the Powerpoint)
IPM in and Around Homes (General IPM principles)
IPM in and Around Homes (How to get the Powerpoint)
IPM for Honeydew Producers
See also Advanced IPM Training for Master Gardeners for activities on Ants, Landscape Pest ID, and UC IPM Computer training.
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