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Category:

IPM
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
This webinar looks at the current status of biological weed control agents in Canada. Biological control has had some success over the years but with increasing pressure on chemical pesticide use, it is important to keep updated on what is happening with biological control agents. Join Tim as he reviews the current status of biological weed control agents and what the future looks like.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Join Vivianne Servant as she reviews the following documents and presents the findings in this informative web cast. - Alberta Biomonitoring Program (2005): Surveys and blood samples taken to establish the magnitude of women’s exposure to environmental contaminants during pregnancy in all regions of Alberta - Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-2009): study to provide benchmark data (surveys, blood and urine tests) of Canadians across Canada on indicators of environmental exposures - Agricultural Health Study (1993-2013): Tracking health and pesticide exposure of 89,000 farmers and commercial applicators and their spouses in the U.S.
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
One of the enduring challenges in spraying is providing good canopy coverage for late season spraying of taller canopies, either for desiccation or fungicide. The use of double nozzles, boom height, water volumes, and travel speed are explored for improving pesticide performance. New double nozzle technologies available from a number of manufacturers are introduced and discussed.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and environment
Class:

Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
An overview of how a pesticide is taken from the lab to the market. Pesticide development is a long, expensive process and must jump many hurdles in order to make it to market. Join Tim Garner as he looks at the steps in developing a pesticide. Realize how the registration process ensures that the public, applicator and the environment are protected with the testing that is required.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
The Department of Environment has monitored the occurrence of pesticides in surface water and drinking water for a number of years at many sites throughout Alberta. This presentation discusses the results of this monitoring and the implications this has on the quality of the water in Alberta. In addition, limited monitoring on pesticide residues in rainwater and air are discussed.
Category:

Safety and environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Many pesticide applicators spend longs days and many days in a row combatting pests. With our short growing season in many parts of Canada it forces applicators to work hard, long and fast. Join Tim as he discusses the facts, causes, consequences, effects and signs of fatigue. Also will be discussed how to get a better sleep and what employers and employees can do to reduce fatigue and therefore reduce mistakes and accidents
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
It is important to understand the hazards associated with handling pesticides. Many things that are common sense to an experienced applicator are overlooked when training new applicators. This seminar will look at developing a hazard assessment and rating the risks associated with handling pesticides.
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

All classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
This topic integrates a number of important aspects of spraying at a range of travel speeds in the same field, including nozzle selection, effect of pressure on pattern uniformity and spray quality, and pesticide performance with various spray qualities. There will be some overlap with topic #1, but this talk emphasizes practical issues encountered with a modern high-clearance sprayer.