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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.
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Regulations
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Regulations
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This presentation focusses on how Alberta Environment and Parks uses labels during their pesticide related investigations. I start by identifying the main incidents and then identify the parts of the label that are used during the investigation. For example, when conducting a drift incident an EPO will: From the primary panel of the label – determine the active ingredient and look for damage symptoms consistent with the type of reported damage. From the Precautions section – conduct a hazard assessment to protect themselves (also use SDS), ensure the REI has lapse, determine PPE to wear Env. Hazard section of label check for prohibitions (ie. do not contaminate water…), ensure the application meets the regulatory requirements near water (ie. S. 7 of the Pesticide (ministerial) regulation and the Code of Practice for Pesticides) – several slides discuss requirements check that label buffer zones have been followed and discuss when reg, code and label buffer zones are different – which applies and why? Check Directions for Use section to determine: Use location is authorized on the label Pest is included on the label Application method is specified (aerial or ground) – several slides identifying when aerial appln. can be conducted, including calibration requirements and special aerial insurance and label training requirements (eg. Monsanto training course) Take samples if damage consistent with symptoms Request records from applicator and look at the records and compare them with: the label specifications, meteorological conditions at the time and record requirements in the regulations.
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Environment
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Pesticide monitoring programs in Alberta - surface water survey; discussion of findings; agricultural influence and urban influence. Pesticides in treated water.
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Pest Management
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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.
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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.
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Professionalism
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As the world changes and communication and social media increase, the concept of a social license becomes very important. Social license is defined and examples are given. Social license applies to many aspects of society and pesticides is one that we must address. We as applicators need to communicate our IPM programs with the public so they realize that we are always using an IPM program when dealing with pests. Pesticides and pesticide application are under more and more scrutiny and we must understand what our social license is and how to improve it to ensure we have the opportunity to use pesticides in the future
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Environment
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Alberta water strategy; pesticide use in Alberta; Agronomic and environmental considerations; Pesticides characteristics and fate in the environment.
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Pest Management
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Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
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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