Master your crop protection knowledge and earn ONE DPR APPROVED CE hour with Kemin and Holden Research and Consulting


Join Kemin and Holden Research and Consulting experts on Tuesday, October 27 for a FREE live Zoom webinar course to earn one hour of DPR approved CE credit and master your crop protection knowledge!

When: Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. (PST)

(Webinar length: Approx. one hour and 45 min total - Greetings, two 1/2 hour sessions, 15 min. Q&A after each session and closing).

What: Would you like to earn a DPR approved Continuing Education (CE) hour? We invite all Pesticide Crop Advisers (PCAs) and Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) to join industry experts Emily Fuerst, R&D Director at Kemin Crop Technologies and David Holden, PCA and Consultant at Holden Research and Consulting for an hour-and-a-half-long DPR approved online live course + Q&A!

During the live webinar, you'll learn:

  • About the nature of mites and lygus bug (western tarnished plant bug) populations,
  • The role these pests play in suppressing strawberry production on the coast of California,
  • How to manage them using beneficial predators and which are the better insects to use against them,
  • About Kemin’s rosemary oil-based contact miticide-insecticide TetraCURB™, its mode of action, efficacy trials and more,
  • How to use TetraCURB to control soft-bodied insects and mite pests on strawberries.


Scroll down to see the complete agenda of the course webinar.


Who: Learn about the featured speakers.

Emily Fuerst, R&D Director at Kemin Crop Technologies

Emily is a respected scientist in her field. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno, Master of Science in Entomology from Iowa State University, and an Executive Master of Business degree from the University of Iowa. Emily has been working at Kemin for over 15 years. She started in the Discovery Research, developing enzymes and molecules of interest to Kemin with the molecular engineering and biochemistry teams and successfully created finished product formulations for different industries. Emily is now responsible for leading new and innovative crop technology solutions development that ensure protection from pests, enhance plant defense systems, and improve nutrient utilization. Leveraging insights from Kemin's plant science program, she works with integrated pest management (IPM) managers, plant health specialists, and pest control advisers (PCAs) to understand their challenges and ensure Kemin's products meet their needs.


David Holden, PCA and consultant at Holden Research and Consulting

David Holden has over 40 years of experience working as a PCA and Agricultural Production Consultant who has worked with many crops and has specialty experience working with avocados, berries, citrus, vegetables, and wine grapes. David is an experienced public speaker, has served on several ag-related boards, worked with numerous commissions, and has traveled throughout the country and abroad to present his research. Holden Research and Consulting (HRC) is owned and operated by David Holden in Ventura County, CA. HRC conducts many field research projects every year for various agricultural manufacturers in pest and nutrient management in traditional and organic farming and has completed over 1500 of these projects. In the past ten years, HRC has specialized in research working with biopesticides, biofertilizers, and biostimulants. HRC has also worked with the California Avocado Commission, California Celery Commission, California Pepper Commission and the University of California.


How: Register for the webinar here.


To earn the DPR CE hour, Kemin Crop Technologies will provide all attendees who take the webinar course with a final exam. Attendees are required to pass with at least 70% correct responses. A certificate of completion will be delivered to all licensees upon passing the exam. Attendees may retake alternate versions of the exam until they successfully pass.

Full Course Agenda: 

Session #1 - The Role Mite and Western Plant Bug Populations Play in Suppressing Strawberry Production on the Coast of California

[10:00 A.M - 10:30 A.M]

Continuing Education: Learn about how to differentiate Lewis from two-spotted spider mite, and how to manage these pests using beneficial and which are the better insects to use against them.

Speaker: David Holden, PCA and researcher, Holden Research and Consulting

I. Mites

  • Predominate species Identification
  • Damage
  • Population thresholds requiring intervention - Seasonal Development
  • Beneficial Predators 

II. Western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus)

  • Species Identification 
  • Damage 
  • Population thresholds requiring intervention - Sources of Populations - Weed and Crop Hosts 
  • Beneficial Predators 


>> Q&A - 15 minutes

Session #2 – TetraCURB™ – Effective botanical oil-based biorational tool for IPM programs

[10:45 A.M - 11:15 A.M]

Continuing Education: Learn about the advantages of using botanical oil-based biopesticides for effective control of small, soft-bodied insects and mite pests.

Speaker: Emily Fuerst, R&D Director, Kemin Crop Technologies

I. About TetraCURB Concentrate and TetraCURB Organic

  • The key component, features and benefits
  • Mode of Action 

II. Efficacy Trials on: 

  • Mites 
  • Aphids
  • Whiteflies
  • Thrips 

I. Phytotoxicity reviews on:

  • Ornamental
  • Strawberry
  • Orchards

IV. Use instructions, safety, and resistance management

>> Q&A - 15 minutes

TetraCURB Concentrate

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 | TIME: 10:00 A.M. (PST).

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