Pesticide Applicator

Pesticide Applicators

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11
Bio Control and Tech– Dan Bean (CR 207 - 1 Credit)
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 11
Rangeland– Rick Roehm (CR 107 - 1 Credit)
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 11
The Changing Landscape of Landscape Insect Pests in Colorado: A 35 Year ReviewDr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University (CR 207 - 1 Credit)
The past 35 years have seen tremendous changes in the types of insect pests affecting landscape plants in Colorado and the types of ways they have been managed.  Many new insects have come onto the scene, and many others have largely disappeared or dropped into the background in this time. During this period there have also been many extraordinary outbreaks, sometimes tied to weather, which can provide excellent examples of how insects may spread or how their natural controls work in their suppression.  Insect management practices have also changed enormously in this period, due to development of new products, changes in pesticide registrations, and, in one important case, due to development of insecticide resistance. This historical review will pull together these changes which tell a story that change is very much the norm for insect pest issues in this region.  

8:00 AM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 12 - 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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