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Safety and Environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Forestry, Landscape, Industrial
Credits:
1
Pollinators are critical to our lives by pollinating crops and thus providing us with food. Honeybees and leafcutter bees are huge in Canada and it is important for pesticide applicators to work with beekeepers when we are going to apply pesticides near them. Tim looks at what society as a whole can do to protect pollinators and also what pesticide applicators and farmers can do to reduce the impact on pollinators so we both can exist and work together.
Category:

Safety and environment
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape, Forestry and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
This webinar takes IPM to the next level. New systems are being researched on putting together IPM techniques as a recipe whereas you may be able to reduce, eliminate or apply chemical pesticides less often. The PMRA system for qualifying reduced risk pesticides is examined. Two other rating systems are looked at in this webinar: one study out of Quebec called the Quebec Pesticide Risk Indicator and another from the USA called the Environmental Impact Quotient. Methods are discussed on how applicators can lower their environmental impact by cultural, biological and choosing pesticides with lower environmental impact. References used for this webinar: The PMRA Initiative for Reduced Risk Pesticides; Health Canada Quebec Pesticide Risk Indicator: Samuel, O., Dion, S., St-Laurent, L., April, M. A Method to Measure the Environmental Impact of Pesticides: J. Kovach*, C. Petzoldt, J. Degni**, and J. Tette, IPM Program, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station Geneva, New York 14456 Reducing Chemical Use on Golf Course Turf-Redefining IPM: Jennifer Grant Ph.D., Tyler McGonigal, Robert Portmess, Frank S. Rossi, Ph.D.
Category:

IPM
Class:

Aerial, Agriculture, Industrial, Landscape and BC Dispenser
Credits:
1
Category:

Safety and Environment
Class:

All Classes
Credits:
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.
Category:

Application Technology
Class:

All Classes and BC Dispenser
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:

Safety and Environment
Class:

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

Safety and 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.