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Registration Open For GEAPS/K-State Management of Insect Pests and Safety Management Distance Ed Courses

Date Posted: February 19, 2013

When you sign up for GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain, you can start working toward your Specialist Credential in Grain Quality Management today.

GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain focuses on insect pests associated with stored grain, and provides fundamental knowledge required to manage insect infestations using practical nonchemical and chemical methods.

Participants will enhance their basic knowledge of handling and storing grain to make timely pest management decisions while protecting the quality of stored grain and the environment.

The course is intended for grain facility superintendents and managers; grain industry professionals with responsibilities relating to grain quality management, pest management, fumigation and protectants; students; and others with a professional interest in managing insect pests in grain.

GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain is one of four peer-reviewed distance education courses that make up the Specialist Credential in Grain Quality Management.

The GEAPS/Kansas State University Credentialing Program allows professionals in grain handling operations and related fields to advance their careers, improve their job skills and help their employers by earning formal credentials.

The program offers logical, structured ways to continue learning, and leads to real-world application, achievement and recognition. Click here to learn more.

Also offered in March is the popular course GEAPS 540: Safety Management of Grain and Processing Facilities, which provides participants with fundamental safety techniques to help minimize the most significant worker safety and health risks.

The courses run March 18-April 19. Registration for both courses closes March 12.

For more information about the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program or the courses, click here, or contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS:;; (952) 928-4640.

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