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Category:

IPM
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Forestry, Landscape and BC Dispenser
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:

Safety & Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
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:

Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
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:

IPM
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
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:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
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.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
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.
Category:

Safety and Environmemt
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:

Safety and environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Many pesticide applicators spend longs days and many days in a row combatting pests. With our short growing season in many parts of Canada it forces applicators to work hard, long and fast. Join Tim as he discusses the facts, causes, consequences, effects and signs of fatigue. Also will be discussed how to get a better sleep and what employers and employees can do to reduce fatigue and therefore reduce mistakes and accidents
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Forestry, Industrial, Landscape
Credits:
1
This session is not meant to make you climatologists or TV forecasters. This session is meant to help you understand the drivers of air movement (applied at the work location) and to anticipate when that air movement may help you or hinder you in your efforts to get your treatment product through the air to your treatment target. Successful completion of this session, it will make your job easier and improve the percentage of product that makes it to the target. It will also reinforce your awareness of how critical this is to our industry.