Pest Management Courses

Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Nozzle manufacturers over the last few years have really stepped up to the plate when it comes to developing drift reducing nozzles. As pesticide applicators, we are always concerned about spray drift to off target locations, thus many applicators have chosen drift reduction nozzles to reduce the potential for spray drift. Unfortunately spray coverage may not be adequate for some pesticides with drift reduction nozzles and the pesticide may not be doing as good a job as we have hoped for. Join Tim as he looks at the topic of balancing spray drift vs. spray coverage.
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

Pest Management
Credits:
1
Most things we do each day pose a risk to us, whether that is driving your vehicle to work or applying a pesticide. The public tends to focus on the risks of pesticides and not the benefits. Join Tim as he looks at the huge benefits that we receive by using pesticides in our world. You will be surprised when you see all the primary and secondary benefits of the pesticide industry. It is time to look at and promote the benefits of pesticide in the modern world.
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
This topic integrates a number of important aspects of spraying at a range of travel speeds in the same field, including nozzle selection, effect of pressure on pattern uniformity and spray quality, and pesticide performance with various spray qualities. There will be some overlap with topic #1, but this talk emphasizes practical issues encountered with a modern high-clearance sprayer.
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, 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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, 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.
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Category:

Pest Management
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1