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Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
This webinar looks at the importance of accurate measurement. From calculating area size for the pesticide application to accurate measurement of tank sizes and pesticide rates. One of the reasons for pesticide resistance can be improper applying chemicals at reduced rates without even being aware you are doing so. Sprayer tanks and measuring equipment need to be checked and rechecked to ensure proper rates are being applied. On the other side overapplication is expensive and wasteful. Join Tim as he shows you the problem and ways to do accurate measurement.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
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:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
Learning Objective Summary: Raise awareness of the emerging “Selective-Application” technology and the tremendous significance and influence that recent technological advances may exert on the entire industry. Specific Objectives/discussion topics 1. Background of Selective Application a. Define selective application b. Draw attention to distinction(s) between selective and non-selective application c. Introduce National Research Council research that identified the role that “market foresight” has played in the potential success of Alberta companies. 2. Give some historical context to selective application 3. Discuss technical, environmental, economic and social factors that favor selective application over general broadcast. 4. Discuss the factors that have historically limited the usefulness of selective application. 5. highlight the role that mechanization of selective application has traditionally played in solving meteorological challenges and public acceptance challenges 6. Introduce the three new game changers to Selective application a. Pulse Width Modulation nozzle technology b. Artificial Intelligence nozzle control technologies c. Internet-of-Things connectivity technologies 7. Discuss a brief technological overview of the significance of the above 3 8. Discuss a future vision for the blending of the above 3 “game-changers” with other new emerging vegetation control technologies (steam, microwave, and laser) 9. Discuss the implications of the “game-changers” at the level of a. Individual applicator and application services b. Crop protection industry as a whole c. Societal influence and macroeconomics 10. Brief discussion of the ethics of “cloud-based” technology of the “game-changers” 11. Revisit the N.R.C. research that shows the importance to Alberta Companies of Market Foresight” Evaluation: Eight True/False and Multiple-choice questions drawn from the above points.
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
Key regulatory changes and what they mean and public impact ; Pesticide Safety and reporting issues. Species at Risk Regulation
Category:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
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:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
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:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
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:

IPM
Class:

IPM
Credits:
0.50
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:

IPM
Class:

landscape,industrial
Credits:
1.00
Alberta water strategy; pesticide use in Alberta; Agronomic and environmental considerations; Pesticides characteristics and fate in the environment.