Pesticide Applicator Track

Pesticide Applicator Track

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Managing the Health of Trees & Turf in a Mixed Landscape– Alison Stoven O'Connor, Colorado State University Extension
Between horties and turfies, there’s a constant debate over which is the most important part of the landscape—trees or turf?  In mixed-used landscapes, trees and turf often grow simultaneously, but not necessarily harmoniously.  This presentation will discuss how to approach management for these areas.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Pollinator Friendly Lawn Care– Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University 
Populations of cultivated honeybees, native bumblebees and other pollinators have declined in recent years. Scientists are scrutinizing the possible causes of declining pollinator numbers – with much of the debate centering on whether or not exposure to pesticides (especially insecticides) contributes to the problem. It is important that turfgrass managers understand how their management programs and pesticide use can affect pollinator numbers and health so that they are able to reassure themselves and their customers their services don’t contribute to the problem of declining pollinator numbers.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
EAB & Japanese Beetle Update – Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University 
Japanese beetle and emerald ash borer are important emerging insect problems for Colorado’s urban landscapes. Management of both of these insects requires that the pest be properly identified, followed by the use of effective and practical preventative or rescue treatments. The latest information on spread, detection, and management of these important insect pests will be presented.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Wednesday, December 6
Developing an EAB Management Plan – Ralph Zentz, City of Fort Collins (Category 207 - 1 Credit)
This course will outline processes for developing Emerald Ash Borer management plans in urban settings. The objective would be to look at a community model and how that could be adapted to work with neighborhoods, homeowner’s associations and even on individual properties.

8:00 AM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 7 - Pesticide Applicator Track
Core Credits ( 1 Credit per section)  – Sandra McDonald, Mountain West PEST (LR1, LR2, PF, AS, PS, EP, UP)
  • Laws & Regulations – FIFRA as the Basis for State Pesticide Laws
  • Laws & Regulations – CDA Pesticide Violations – Top 10 List!
  • Pesticides & Their Families – pesticide Resistance Management
  • Applicator Safety – PPE Selection
  • Public Safety – Cancer “Risk” of Pesticides
  • Environmental Protections – Pesticide Disposal Issues
  • Use of Pesticides – Reasons to Read a Label

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