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Reading legislation can be complicated and many times difficult to understand. Tim Garner, in this one hour web cast seminar, developed a number of questions to ask yourself around water. The answers to these questions will help you determine what is an open body of water in Alberta, and depending on the plants you are growing and pesticides you plan on using, whether you require a permit or not.
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Health and Safety
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Regulations
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Key regulatory changes and what they mean and public impact ; Pesticide Safety and reporting issues. Species at Risk Regulation
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Application Technology
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It is part of every applicator’s job to complete their pesticide applicator records when applying pesticides. Join Tim as he reviews what is required, how long they must be kept and ways you may be able to simplify them. Health Canada’s Buffer Zone calculator is discussed and used to show applicators other tools available that may affect their applications near open bodies of water.
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Regulations
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Regulations
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This presentation focusses on how Alberta Environment and Parks uses labels during their pesticide related investigations. I start by identifying the main incidents and then identify the parts of the label that are used during the investigation. For example, when conducting a drift incident an EPO will: From the primary panel of the label – determine the active ingredient and look for damage symptoms consistent with the type of reported damage. From the Precautions section – conduct a hazard assessment to protect themselves (also use SDS), ensure the REI has lapse, determine PPE to wear Env. Hazard section of label check for prohibitions (ie. do not contaminate water…), ensure the application meets the regulatory requirements near water (ie. S. 7 of the Pesticide (ministerial) regulation and the Code of Practice for Pesticides) – several slides discuss requirements check that label buffer zones have been followed and discuss when reg, code and label buffer zones are different – which applies and why? Check Directions for Use section to determine: Use location is authorized on the label Pest is included on the label Application method is specified (aerial or ground) – several slides identifying when aerial appln. can be conducted, including calibration requirements and special aerial insurance and label training requirements (eg. Monsanto training course) Take samples if damage consistent with symptoms Request records from applicator and look at the records and compare them with: the label specifications, meteorological conditions at the time and record requirements in the regulations.
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Health and Safety
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Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
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It is important to have specific areas on your property that meet the proper criteria for loading pesticides and also for cleaning of equipment. This seminar will discuss requirements for primary and secondary pesticide loading sites. It will also discuss design of equipment cleaning areas and cleaning procedures for spray equipment
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Environment
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Pesticide monitoring programs in Alberta - surface water survey; discussion of findings; agricultural influence and urban influence. Pesticides in treated water.
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Pest Management
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Pesticide resistance is increasing throughout the world. What can we do as applicators to prevent this or slow it down. The scope of resistance is discussed as well as definitions. The different types of resistance are discussed and applicators will realize they have a high level of control on some types of resistance and lower levels of control on others. Ways applicators can reduce pesticide resistance is presented.
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Regulations
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Pesticide storage is an important aspect of being a pesticide applicator. It is important to store your pesticides correctly. This web cast reviews some of the basic concepts to follow when storing pesticides. Many of the rules and regulations of pesticide storage are easy to compile with such as signage and organization. Take this one hour web cast to update your knowledge on pesticide storage so that you store your pesticides properly and safely.