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Category:

Application Technology
Class:

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

Health and Safety
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
As information moves more easily in todays society with internet, newspapers, television, etc. many people believe cancer rates in humans are on the rise regardless of the type or cancer. This web cast seminar looks at the safety of pesticides and their impact on the human health. The basics of pesticides will be examined and compared to other substances we consume or use everyday. Also discussed are ways an applicator can reduce exposure to pesticides.
Category:

Health and Safety
Class:

All classes
Credits:
1
The Agricultural Health Study (AHS) is a prospective study of cancer and other health outcomes in a cohort of licensed pesticide applicators and their spouses from Iowa and North Carolina. The AHS began in 1993 with the goal of answering important questions about how agricultural, lifestyle and genetic factors affect the health of farmers and commercial applicators. The study is a collaborative effort involving investigators from National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Category:

Regulations
Class:

All classes
Credits:
1
Alberta Environment and Parks will be updating the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation, the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation and the Environmental Code of Practise for Pesticides in 2016. Most changes are minor in nature, however because of changing label statements (ie. users must be certified), changing record keeping and transportation requirements, some changes will result in significant changes to pesticide applicators, assistants, vendors etc. In addition, the Code is being updated to allow more applications near water providing the new Code provisions are met.
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Forestry, Industrial, Landscape
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:

Regulations
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
Many of us have applied pesticides for many years but there are many aspects of a pesticide applicator that we do very infrequently and thus do not know all the answers. Join Tim as he goes through some aspects of regulations in a question and answer form to help remind us of some things we probably knew when we took the exam but now could use some refreshing. This web cast is very interactive as you will be asked to answer questions throughout the session using the chat box. All you need is your computer screen, speakers to hear and your keyboard to answer. Let's have some fun and discussion.
Category:

AB
Class:

All
Credits:
6
Authorized Assistant Training-Alberta only This is an online training program that can be taken from home or the office via your computer and internet. It is an 8 hour online training session(plus extra time for taking the exam) to assist students obtain the necessary information required to become an Authorized Assistant in Alberta. The training manual for the course is the Core manual 2019 Edition available from Lakeland College by calling 1 866 853 8646 or emailing at: pesticides@lakelandcollege.ca Students should read the manual before attending this online program. Authorized assistants work under a pesticide applicator's certificate but can perform many duties without the pesticide applicator being present. After the on line training is completed, an online one hour multiple choice exam will be given. The exam will be monitored by an exam supervisor. Upon successful completion of the exam (minimum 70% mark required) the Authorized Assistant will be mailed a certificate of completion. To find out more details about Authorized Assistants, please visit the Alberta Environment and Park's website below: Using pesticides - Authorized assistants | Alberta.ca
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

All classes except ( aerial, Seed Protectant, and fumigation )
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:

Application Technology
Class:

Agriculture Forestry Industrial Landscape
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:

Regulations
Class:

All Classes
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.