Pesticide Applicator

Pesticide Applicators

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
BMP for Re grassing cool season turf– John Inguagiato, University of Conneticut (1 Credit 206)
Transitioning to a different grass species or improved cultivar of cool-season turf can produce fairways or sports fields that tolerate traffic better and require less water and pesticide inputs.  However, interruption to play and weed infestations can reduce the success of regrassing activities.  This presentation will discuss research on efficient methods to regrass playing surfaces – to help managers avoid mistakes that may jeopardize the success of quickly establishing a weed free fairway or sports field, and ultimately saving money in the long term. 
Pesticide credit description:
Transitioning to a different grass species or improved cultivar of cool-season turf can produce fairways or sports fields that tolerate traffic better and require less water and pesticide inputs. 
Research discussing optimal renovation techniques will be discussed:
Glyphosate efficacy influenced by post-application cultivation practices
Influence of glyphosate and dazomet on annual bluegrass control and creeping bentgrass establishment
Effect of various pre-seeding cultivation practices on annual bluegrass contamination of newly seeded areas
Influence of renovation timing on annual bluegrass contamination of creeping bentgrass fairways
Herbicide efficacy for annual bluegrass control in newly seeded creeping bentgrass fairways

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Diagnosis and treatment of common tree diseases and injuries– Tamla Blunt, Colorado State University Extension (1 Credit 207)
Ornamental Landscape Problems and Management Options; This talk is focused on common tree/ornamental diseases and disorders in the landscape.  Management options, both chemical and cultural will be included in the presentation.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Whats the Buzz about Stinging insects– Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University (1 Credit 207)
Various kinds of stinging insects (bees, wasps, ants) can be encountered in most any outdoor setting.  Many of these have functions that are clearly beneficial to human interests, such as pollinators of flowers or predators of plant pests.  Others have habits that may cause significant annoyance problems.  This session will allow one to recognize the various kinds of stinging insects, understand their differences in habits, and, where appropriate discuss their management.

8:00 AM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 6 - Pesticide Applicator 
Core Credits ( 1 Credit per section)  – Sandra McDonald, Mountain West PEST (LR1, LR2, PF, AS, PS, EP, UP) 
8:00 – 8:30      Laws & Regulations – Turf Posting Requirements
Posting of pesticide application signs is an important way to alert the public that a pesticide has been applied and avoid unnecessary exposure to the pesticide.  Posting of pesticide application signs is also required by the Colorado Pesticide Applicators Act (35-10-112. Notification requirements).  The importance of placing the required flags at conspicuous point(s) of entry to the property will be emphasized.
8:40 – 9:10      Laws & Regulations -- Reasons to Read a Label
There are many good reasons for reading and following the label and having it immediately accessible.  A pesticide label is a legal document.  Applicators must read, comprehend and implement the label.  Labels will be used to demonstrate specific information such as: personal protective equipment, first aid, environmental precautions, and storage and disposal. 
9:30 – 10:00   Pesticides & Their Families -- What is on the label?  Why?  How?
Pesticide applicators are used to seeing and reading labels.  This presentation will discuss the process behind the label.  How are the labels statements developed?  Not only is a label a legal document; the label is a research-based document.
10:10 – 10:40  Applicator Safety – PPE Selection
A discussion of personal protective equipment PPE including how to read the label and select the required PPE.  An in-depth discussion of the “chemical resistance” categories of gloves will be provided.  Also the use of respirators will be discussed.
10:50 – 11:20  Public Safety -- Cancer "Risk" of Pesticides
A commonly asked question is about the potential health risks, including cancer, associated with some pesticides.  This is especially true after the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) pronouncements on glyphosate and 2,4-D.  The Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process will be outlined.
11:40 – 12:10  Environmental Protections -- Pesticide Disposal Issues
Proper pesticide waste disposal is an important part of responsible pesticide use.  The characteristics of pesticides require proper disposal of unused or waste pesticide products in order to protect human health and the environment.
12:20 – 12:50 Use of Pesticides -- Pesticide Storage
CDA's required, pesticide storage verbiage has been updated, the new requirements will be presented.  This will be followed by a discussion about the importance of proper storage -- security, temperature, and spill prevention and cleanup.

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