UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension will offer an opportunity to earn pesticide recertification credits during “Field Crop Recertification School,” a workshop that will occur in both Pennsylvania Furnace and Manheim in September.
The Pennsylvania Furnace event will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Special Events Building at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days site, 2710 W. Pine Grove Road.
In Manheim, the workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Penn State’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1446 Auction Road.
The workshop is designed for commercial and public pesticide applicators, private pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors. Sessions will address agronomic pest issues for corn, soybean, small grains and forage crops.
According to organizers, Penn State Extension specialists and educators will provide the latest information on:
— Weed management of agronomic crops.
— Disease management of corn and soybean.
— Agronomic management of soybean and wheat.
— Pesticide safety.
Commercial and private pesticide applicators can earn pesticide recertification credits. In both locations, participants can earn six core credits and six credits in categories 01, 18 and private category. Certified crop advisors can earn continuing education credits.
Organizers note that space is limited, so preregistration is required. Participants can register for the Pennsylvania Furnace event through 11:45 p.m. Sept. 9. The registration deadline for the Manheim workshop is midnight Sept. 16. Each event carries a registration fee of $50.
More information is available on the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/
–Alexandra McLaughlin, Penn State University