This module is designed by a team of eXtension's Fire Ant Community of Practice members to provide training and resource material to eXtension faculty, staff, paraprofessionals, and volunteer trainers on Master Gardening programs related to the imported fire ant.
Extension agents requested that this material be multi-functional: both as agent training and MG training. They indicated a need for two levels of Master Gardener training: one that provides the basics in shorthand and the other with more advanced content that could double as agent training. Users will find PowerPoint presentations for each level within this module. These presentations are available as a narrated version that can be used for self learning. Trainers can watch the narrated versions to learn how best to use the presentations in their educational programs.
Extension agents and Master Gardeners can use these narrated versions of each PowerPoint presentation as a training tool or an individual course of study. Molly Keck, Extension Program Specialist - Integrated Pest Management, Texas AgriLife Extension, narrated the presentations, which are in mp4 format. Click here for Powerpoint versions of these modules.
There are many fire ant control chemicals. It is impossible to list them all, as the products change frequently. Not every product is registered in every state. The following sites are updated frequently, and provide guidance on the various control products.
Note to Master Gardeners: Please mail photos and ideas for fire ant programs to Kerry Smith. We will post them on this page.
(Check with the Master Gardener Coordinator in your state)