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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:

Regulations
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Category:

Regulations
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Category:

Regulations
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Regulations
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
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:

Regulations
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
It is important to understand the hazards associated with handling pesticides. Many things that are common sense to an experienced applicator are overlooked when training new applicators. This seminar will look at developing a hazard assessment and rating the risks associated with handling pesticides.
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:

Definition and Elements of IPM
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
As more pressure is put on pesticide usage, applicators must look to an IPM program when dealing with unwanted vegetation. We may need to divide areas into different categories as far as what is acceptable and not acceptable. We need to be able to count or measure plant populations in order to decide the solution required. Monitoring of vegetation will be discussed. Thresholds will be defined and discussed. A look at various control measures will be examined included guidelines for selecting appropriate herbicides.
Category:

Definition and Elements of IPM
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1
Definition of IPM and a discussion on the principles of IPM: Pest identification; Monitoring; Threshold levels; Control measures and Evaluation. An example will be used to illustrate the principles.
Category:

Definition and Elements of IPM
Class:

IPM agent, landscape
Credits:
1