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Regulations
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All Classes
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1
Reporting spills and adverse effects is a legislated requirement in Alberta and throughout Canada. This presentation will discuss what is meant by adverse effects, minimum reportable spills and adverse effects and what agency to report the spills to for the western provinces and Ontario. It will also discuss what will happen after a spill or adverse effect has been reported and the consequences of not reporting spills and adverse effects.
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Regulations
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All Classes
Credits:
1
Recertification Requirements; authorized and non-certified assistants, Special Use approval; Emergency response. Healthy Lawn Strategy and Alberta findings with use of Turf Herbicides
Category:

Regulations
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All Classes
Credits:
1
Recertification Requirements; authorized and non-certified assistants, Special Use approval; Emergency response. Healthy Lawn Strategy and Alberta findings with use of Turf Herbicides
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Application Technology
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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, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
Credits:
1
One of the main concerns by operators, bystandewrs, and regulators is spray drift. This talk explores the definition of spray drift, the amounts of spray coming off average applications and where it goes, and the main tools for mitigating drift in practice. These include sprayer setup (nozzles, boom height, pressure, travel speed) and weather conditions (wind speed, direction, atmospheric stability (inversions), relative humidity, temperature, and topography (trees, hills). New research results with low-drift nozzles are provided. An introduction to buffer zones, label language, and an new on-line tool for calculating buffer zones is offered.
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.
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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.