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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
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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.
Category:

Pest Management
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All Classes
Credits:
1
Most things we do each day pose a risk to us, whether that is driving your vehicle to work or applying a pesticide. The public tends to focus on the risks of pesticides and not the benefits. Join Tim as he looks at the huge benefits that we receive by using pesticides in our world. You will be surprised when you see all the primary and secondary benefits of the pesticide industry. It is time to look at and promote the benefits of pesticide in the modern world.
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
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:

Pest Management
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape
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:

Health and Safety
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All Classes
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:

Pest Mangement
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
We have relied on synthetic chemical pesticides over the last 70 years. Public pressure and the development of resistance continues to put pressure on their use. Biopesticides are pest management agents based on living micro-organisms or natural products. They have proven potential for pest management and are being used around the world. Join Tim as he defines what biopesticides are, the three main categories and examples of different types of biopesticides. Biopesticides will fit very well into an IPM program. As we move forward with pesticides, biopesticides will take on a much larger role in the future.
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

All Classes
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:

Regulations
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
Category:

Regulations
Class:

All Classes
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.