Educational Workshops are offered on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Come learn from respected experts of the Turfgrass industry on a variety of topics!

Workshop Tuesday December 7, 2021 - 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Pesticide Applicator **MUSTregister For FULL DAY (AM and PM Workshop)**
Commercial Applicator Test Prep Course – Thia Walker, Colorado State University  
Are you nervous and unsure how to prepare for the Commercial Applicator Test? Thia Walker will navigate through the Commercial Applicator Pesticide Study Guide to prepare attendees for the General Exam. Attendees will highlight areas to review in the study guide so they know exactly what information to focus on. Areas covered will include the necessary federal and state laws & regulations, applicator safety, pesticide labels and labeling, pesticide formulations, identifying hosts, environmental safety and pesticide applications. And learn how to do that ‘dreaded math’ for applications!  
The newly revised workshop manual will be available for purchase at the workshop itself. Manual cost is $25 each, checks or exact cash only.

Workshop Tuesday December 7, 2021 - 7:00 AM-12:00 PM - Landscape Technology
Turf& Weedy Grass ID – Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University (Category 206 – 2 credits)
Attendees will learn how to use botanical characteristics and both paper and online keys to identify common turf species and weedy grasses, using live samples. Approaches to management will be discussed, but the focus will be on proper identification of grasses and why it is important to develop this important skill.

Workshop Tuesday December 7, 2021 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Landscape Technology
Tree & Shrub ID– Alison O’Connor/Eric Hammond (CR 207 - 2 Credits)
This class will focus on basic identification hints of woody landscape plants that are commonly found in the industry. Plant samples and photos from all season will be used in the learning process, along with hands-on identification of plant material. Specific information about potential insects, disease, and cultural needs will be discussed for all plants.

7:00AM - 1:00PM, Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - Pesticide Applicator Track
Core Credits – 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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