Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop December 14, 2012

Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop
December 14, 2012

Country Inn, 718 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506

Speakers – Curtis Swift, Ph.D. (QS # 00019) and Jude Sirota (QS # 00759)

For more info Call Dr. Swift  970.778.7866

Why you should Attend?

Private Pesticide Applicators who apply restricted use pesticides are required to be certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Continuing Education Credits are required to maintain this certification.
Commercial Pesticide Applicators, i.e those who apply pesticides for hire, are required to be certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and receive the required Continuing Education Credits to maintain that certification.
The morning sessions are required for Private Pesticide Applicators to maintain their certification.
Commerical Pesticide Applicators also require the morning sessions. The afternoon sessions are for specific categories.
The paperwork necessary to certify attendance at these sessions will be forwarded to the Colorado Department of Agriculture upon completion of the training. Attendees will receive a copy of the attendance verification form for their records.

Registration is Easy! The registration form is at the end of the program.

The Schedule:
8:15  – 9:15 a.m. Laws and Regulations
Laws and Regulations – ½ hr; Dr. Swift –Requirements and Forms for Commercial, Limited Commercial, or Public Applicator Licensing. Each item will be discussed and samples of documents provided.
Laws and Regulations – ½ hr; Jude Sirota – EPA pesticide registration: cancellations and reregistration status.
9:15 - 9:45 Applicator Safety – ½ hr; Curtis Swift – Use and maintenance of personal protective clothing and safety equipment. Material Safety Data Sheets and label requirements.
9:45 – 10:15 Pesticides and Their Families – ½ hr; Jude Sirota – Insecticide families and their mode of action. Mode-of-action-based management to prevent insecticide resistance.
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:00 Environmental Protection – ½ hr; Jude Sirota – Dust storms and Hurricanes: How weather affects pesticide applications.
11:00 – 11:30 Public Safety - ½ hr; Curtis Swift - Safe methods of handling pesticides during transportation, storage, mixing and loading, application, and cleanup equipment that must be available.
11:30 – 12:00 Use of Pesticides – ½ hr; Jude Sirota – Choosing pesticide application techniques based on label requirements.

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch - provided for those paying for full day.

Pest Management: Breakout room #1 – Curtis Swift

 12:45 – 1:45 Turf Pests 206 – Diseases of cool-season grasses - 1 hr 
Identification and control strategies to include cultural and chemical management.
1:45 – 2:45 Turf Pest 206 – Weed control in cool-season grasses and ornamental plants - 1 hr - Differentiating between broadleaf and grassy weeds and their control; specific info will be provided on treating weeds in ornamental beds.
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 Ornamentals 207 - Pests of Woody Plants - Aphids, Mites, Scales, Gallmakers - 1 hr - Identification strategies and control options to include cultural.
4:00 – 5:00 Ornamentals 207 Pests of Woody Plants -Defoliators, borers and bark beetles - 1 hr - Identification strategies and control methods to include cultural.

Pest Management: Breakout room #2 – Jude Sirota 
12:45 – 1:45 Agricultural Insect Control 101 – New pests on our doorstep: what growers can do to prevent the introduction and spread of exotic agricultural insect pests.
 1:45 – 2:45 Agricultural Weed Control 103 – Managing weeds so they don’t control you: developing a system of crop production that is less susceptible to weed invasions.
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 Rangeland Pest Control (107) / Industrial Right-of-way Weed Control (109) – one credit for one or the other will be awarded for attending this session.  Managing noxious weeds while protecting endangered/ threatened native plants.

To register, complete the following and return it along with a check or purchase order to:

Swift Horticultural Enterprises LLC
450 Hill Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Your contact information: Name ___________________________________
Physical Address _______________________________________________________ email__________________________________

  Number attending Subtotal $ Please provide names of attendees for each category
Full Day - $150 per person      
Afternoon sessions - $100 per person      
Morning sessions - $75 per person      

Contact Info:; 970.778.7866