Course detailsProgram Objectives:
- Pest infestation in the food industry can result in prosecution and provides unwelcome publicity which affects sales. The course will provide delegates with an understanding of pests and their control to enable them to set standards and efficiently manage pest control contractors.
- Module One: Introduction to IPM
break down term
discussion of definition; what IPM is and what it is not
- Module Two: Benefits of IPM
potential for savings on pesticide cost
potential for higher value and/or increased marketability due to
labeling as "IPM" or "reduced input"
B. Environmental benefit
potential reduced use of pesticides
full use of environmentally sound control methods
C. Benefit of increased knowledge of pest management options and
- Module Three: Principles of IPM: Pest Identification
B. Importance of Pest Life Cycles
Discussion of pest life cycles
a. where and how they spend their life cycles
Importance of determining where a pest is in it’s life cycle
a. for timing of treatment activities
b. for evaluation of damage potential
C. Importance of Correctly Evaluating the Damage Done by the Pest
- Module Four: Principles of IPM: Monitoring Methods
B. Monitoring Techniques and Procedures
a. what to look for
b. frequency of monitoring
c. size of area to monitor
d. record keeping
a. types of monitoring methods
b. monitoring for insect pests
c. monitoring for diseases
d. monitoring for weeds
e. monitoring for others
About RMK - The Experts
RMK’s Mission is to give our full technical and managerial support to our clients working in any type of food supply or food service, and those in turn are expected to provide their customers or guests with safe food – all the time and every time.
In pursuit of our mission, RMK Experts launched a variety of Food Safety training courses and workshops, a supportive learning and consultancy services, targeting all the above mentioned, to provide them with professional qualifications of extreme value.
We encourage you to attend our courses and workshops especially developed and tailored to the Elite among food producers and food processors, they benefit not only the participants, the businesses, the food control departments, the hospitality industry, the food retailers, the country tourism and the whole community.
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