IPM Courses

Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Key regulatory changes and what they mean and public impact ; Pesticide Safety and reporting issues. Species at Risk Regulation
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Rinsate from cleaning your sprayer can be a huge issue for many applicators as what to do with it. This seminar looks at new pesticide technology where less rinsing is required plus the options of handling rinsate of your cleaned sprayers. Applicators from previous decades did not realize the impact of pesticide rinsate had on the environment, but now applicators realize the impact and must deal with it.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Definition of IPM and a discussion on the principles of IPM: Pest identification; Monitoring; Threshold levels; Control measures and Evaluation. An example will be used to illustrate the principles.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Nozzle manufacturers over the last few years have really stepped up to the plate when it comes to developing drift reducing nozzles. As pesticide applicators, we are always concerned about spray drift to off target locations, thus many applicators have chosen drift reduction nozzles to reduce the potential for spray drift. Unfortunately spray coverage may not be adequate for some pesticides with drift reduction nozzles and the pesticide may not be doing as good a job as we have hoped for. Join Tim as he looks at the topic of balancing spray drift vs. spray coverage.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
This module will provide an overview of IPM, discuss the botanical characteristics of these 3 weeds, their method of spread, their economic impact and the application of IPM techniques and strategies to control these 3 noxious weeds in agricultural, industrial and urban environments.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Small sprayers need to be calibrated too. Many misapplications have been made with small sprayers as anyone can purchase these sprayers and most people do not know how to calibrate them properly. Join Tim as he shows you his approach on how to calibrate these sprayers so your pesticide application can be done accurately and safely.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Rinsate water when cleaning your sprayer is a huge concern for pesticide applicators. We need to clean our sprayers, yet how to we dispose of the rinsate in an environmentally friendly way. Join Tom Wolf as he talks about a new alternative when dealing with rinsate, Biobeds.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
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:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
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:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
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:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
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.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
As more pressure is put on pesticide usage, applicators must look to an IPM program when dealing with unwanted vegetation. We may need to divide areas into different categories as far as what is acceptable and not acceptable. We need to be able to count or measure plant populations in order to decide the solution required. Monitoring of vegetation will be discussed. Thresholds will be defined and discussed. A look at various control measures will be examined included guidelines for selecting appropriate herbicides.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Clean water is becoming a limited resource as demand from a growing population increases. This seminar will discuss IPM maintenance practices for ponds and dugouts, methods of environmental protection for water bodies, and buffer zones that need to be maintained for pesticide applications near water bodies.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Spray drift is an applicator's worst nightmare. It is a leading cause of complaints for sprayer applicators. In the last few years, nozzle manufactures have developed different types of nozzles to help reduce drift. This web cast seminar looks at different types of nozzles and how they work. Also examined are other ways to reduce drift besides nozzle selection.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
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
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
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.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Alberta water strategy; pesticide use in Alberta; Agronomic and environmental considerations; Pesticides characteristics and fate in the environment.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Plants and animals are completely different-or are they that different. Just because plants cannot run away, fight or scream, it does not mean they cannot defend themselves. They can communicate with each other or others such as pollinators or even predators of their enemies. Plants interact with each other and have defense systems. Join Tim as he looks at the world of plants and how we may be able to use their defense systems in IPM programs now and in the future. References used to develop this webinar: GG McNickle, CC St. Clair and JF Cahill, Jr.. "Focusing the metaphor: Plant root foraging behaviour." Trends in Ecology and Evolution24 (2009): 419-426. A. Weinhold, I. T. Baldwin: Trichome-derived O-acyl sugars are a first meal for caterpillars that tags them for predation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Early Edition, 25.-29. April 2011, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1101306108 Runyon, J.B., M.C. Mescher, and C.M. De Moraes. 2010. Plant defenses against parasitic plants show similarities to those induced by herbivores and pathogens. Plant Signaling & Behavior 8(5):929-931 Simard, S.W. (2012) Mycorrhizal networks and seedling establishment in Douglas-fir forests Biocomplexity of Plant–Fungal Interactions, First Edition. Edited by Darlene Southworth. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Chapter 4, pages 85-107. Activating the Plant’s Defenses: Karl Danneberger, Ph.D. Ohio University - http://www.unisci.com/stories/20022/0627023.htm -http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_defense_againstherbivory
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
This webinar takes IPM to the next level. New systems are being researched on putting together IPM techniques as a recipe whereas you may be able to reduce, eliminate or apply chemical pesticides less often. The PMRA system for qualifying reduced risk pesticides is examined. Two other rating systems are looked at in this webinar: one study out of Quebec called the Quebec Pesticide Risk Indicator and another from the USA called the Environmental Impact Quotient. Methods are discussed on how applicators can lower their environmental impact by cultural, biological and choosing pesticides with lower environmental impact. References used for this webinar: The PMRA Initiative for Reduced Risk Pesticides; Health Canada Quebec Pesticide Risk Indicator: Samuel, O., Dion, S., St-Laurent, L., April, M. A Method to Measure the Environmental Impact of Pesticides: J. Kovach*, C. Petzoldt, J. Degni**, and J. Tette, IPM Program, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station Geneva, New York 14456 Reducing Chemical Use on Golf Course Turf-Redefining IPM: Jennifer Grant Ph.D., Tyler McGonigal, Robert Portmess, Frank S. Rossi, Ph.D.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Over the last few years there has been an increasing concern that pesticides and herbicides damage soil ecosystems and biodiversity. This presentation covers some simple components of soil ecology, the soil food web (Bacteria to Nematoda) and the natural degradation of some pesticides by native aerobic soil microbes. Please join Dale as he explains the complexities of the soil ecosystem.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
The world of soil microorganisms is an untapped world for all kinds of potential uses in the future with pesticide degradation being one of them. Many pesticides require residual qualities in order to do their job but there is a fine balance between being residual and causing environmental damage. This web cast seminar looks at factors in the soil that influence pesticide residues and degradation and look at ways in which we as pesticide applicators can help to assist pesticide degradation before it leaches into the subsoil or groundwater
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
This session is not meant to make you climatologists or TV forecasters. This session is meant to help you understand the drivers of air movement (applied at the work location) and to anticipate when that air movement may help you or hinder you in your efforts to get your treatment product through the air to your treatment target. Successful completion of this session, it will make your job easier and improve the percentage of product that makes it to the target. It will also reinforce your awareness of how critical this is to our industry.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
One of the main concerns by operators, bystandewrs, and regulators is spray drift. This talk explores the definition of spray drift, the amounts of spray coming off average applications and where it goes, and the main tools for mitigating drift in practice. These include sprayer setup (nozzles, boom height, pressure, travel speed) and weather conditions (wind speed, direction, atmospheric stability (inversions), relative humidity, temperature, and topography (trees, hills). New research results with low-drift nozzles are provided. An introduction to buffer zones, label language, and an new on-line tool for calculating buffer zones is offered.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
This one hour seminar covers the basics of calibration from nozzle selection to basic calibration procedures. There are a number of ways to calibrate a sprayer but Tim likes one in particular. He will take you step by step through his method to ensure accurate sprayer calibration.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Sprayers are actually fairly simple machines meant to apply pesticide accurately and evenly. Many applicators are reluctant to work or overhaul a sprayer as they may not work on it on a daily basis. Many mechanics are not taught about sprayers in their training and thus they are reluctant to work on them. Tim Garner will go over some simple sprayer circuits that sprayers follow depending on types of pumps. Let Tim show you that sprayers are uncomplicated and fairly easy to work with.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Unfortunately, we are seeing minute amounts of pesticides in our surface waters. One of the herbicides, 2,4-D is showing up in surface waters due to its large usage in the area of weed control. Is it having a detrimental effect on amphibians and other wildlife in an aquatic environment. This web cast seminar looks at some of the latest research on the sublethal effects of 2,4-D on amphibians and wildlife.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Technology is continually changing and GPS units are becoming part of our everyday life. GPS and weather stations can also play a big role in pest management and pesticide application. This web cast seminar looks at how pesticide applicators can use GPS and weather stations both in pest management and in pesticide applications.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
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.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
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.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
The Presentations examine incidents that occurred resulting in significant human and animal health, environmental (eg. bee kills), property damage issues that could have been eliminated if the applicator had undertaken to provide notification to adjacent landowners and bystanders. Notification can be as simple as a 5minute call, an email with a factsheet on spraying etc. to ensure neighbors are aware that spraying is going to occur and to provide some simple steps they can take to eliminate an incident should drift or off-site movement of the pesticide occur.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
This webinar looks at the importance of accurate measurement. From calculating area size for the pesticide application to accurate measurement of tank sizes and pesticide rates. One of the reasons for pesticide resistance can be improper applying chemicals at reduced rates without even being aware you are doing so. Sprayer tanks and measuring equipment need to be checked and rechecked to ensure proper rates are being applied. On the other side overapplication is expensive and wasteful. Join Tim as he shows you the problem and ways to do accurate measurement.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1
You must take part 1 before taking part 2 This session is designed to help you apply the fundamentals of weather (from part 1) to 10 common application situations that we all face, but that are so localized that no public forecast could possibly alert you to them. It is meant to help you understand the movement of air and to anticipate when that air movement may help you or hinder you in your efforts to get your treatment product through the air to your treatment target (and more importantly, ONLY your treatment target).