Environment Courses

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Environment
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Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
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Category:

Environment
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All Classes
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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.
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Environment
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All Classes
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1
Pesticide monitoring programs in Alberta - surface water survey; discussion of findings; agricultural influence and urban influence. Pesticides in treated water.
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Environment
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All Classes
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Alberta water strategy; pesticide use in Alberta; Agronomic and environmental considerations; Pesticides characteristics and fate in the environment.
Category:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape
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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
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Environment
Class:

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

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Forestry, Landscape, Industrial
Credits:
1
Pollinators are critical to our lives by pollinating crops and thus providing us with food. Honeybees and leafcutter bees are huge in Canada and it is important for pesticide applicators to work with beekeepers when we are going to apply pesticides near them. Tim looks at what society as a whole can do to protect pollinators and also what pesticide applicators and farmers can do to reduce the impact on pollinators so we both can exist and work together.
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Environment
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All classes
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1
Some pesticides can last a long time in the environment. Join Tim as he defines and gives examples of half-life, bioaccumulation and biomagnification. As pesticide applicators we need to be aware of the properties of the pesticides we are using and know how they breakdown and move in the environment. If we know the environmental impact of certain pesticides, we then adjust our IPM programs accordingly.
Category:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Landscape, Industrial, Forestry, Greenhouse, Aquatic
Credits:
1
This webinar discusses herbicide characteristics, soil types and environmental conditions that affect the leaching of herbicides. It focuses on herbicide solubility, persistence and adsorption and how these factors influence the leaching of herbicides. In addition, herbicide toxicity in water is discussed and its impact on aquatic life, terrestrial plants and human and animals.
Category:

Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Forestry, Industrial, Greenhouse, Landscape, Aquatic, Structural
Credits:
1
This presentation reviews the different pollinators in Canada and their status as to whether they are stable or in a downward trend and the reasons (where known) for their reduced numbers. It also includes how Health Canada through the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and the USA EPA have collaborated to ensure pollinator protection when conducting a pesticide’s evaluation or re-evaluation. There have also been a number of incidents involving pesticide effects on bees and this presentation will review the incidents (as reported by the PMRA), especially with respect to the planting of treated corn and soybean seeds and what has been done to prevent further incidents in the future.