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Category:

Application Technology
Class:

Agriculture, Forestry, Industrial, Landscape and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Spray drift is an applicator's worst nightmare. It is a leading cause of complaints for sprayer applicators. In the last few years, nozzle manufactures have developed different types of nozzles to help reduce drift. This web cast seminar looks at different types of nozzles and how they work. Also examined are other ways to reduce drift besides nozzle selection.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Category:

IPM
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Key regulatory changes and what they mean and public impact ; Pesticide Safety and reporting issues. Species at Risk Regulation
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
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.
Category:

IPM
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
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.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
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.
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
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
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Alberta water strategy; pesticide use in Alberta; Agronomic and environmental considerations; Pesticides characteristics and fate in the environment.
Category:

IPM
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry
Credits:
1
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
Category:

IPM
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
1
As with every occupation, it is important to act professionally. As people applying pesticides in a world where pesticides are under the microscope, it is critical that we act professional in all aspects of pesticide application. From purchasing to transporting to application through to cleanup and disposal plus dealing with bystanders, it is important that we handle every aspect professionally. Not only is it important for us, the pesticide applicator, but also everyone that works for us.