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Category:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
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:

Pest Management
Class:

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

Application Technology
Class:

All Classes
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:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape, Greenhouse
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:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape
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:

Application Technology
Class:

Agriculture, Forestry, Industrial, Landscape
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:

Application Technology
Class:

Agriculture, Forestry, Industrial, Landscape
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:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Aquatic, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape
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:

Application Technology
Class:

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

Application Technology
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape, Aquatic, Biting Fl
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.