LATHAM, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program announce their upcoming event, the Capital Region Pesticide Recertification Day. This event will take place at The Century House in Latham, New York on March 1, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM.
Pesticide Recertification Day is designed to assist pesticide applicators in attaining DEC pesticide credits needed to keep their licenses up to date. The following DEC credits have been applied for: CORE credits; Ornamentals & Turf categories 3A, 10, 24, 25; Agriculture Plant categories 1A, 10, 21, 22, 23 and Structural & Rodent categories 7a and 8.
The fees are $100.00 per person to attend all day; morning or afternoon classes only will be $85.00 per person. Payment for this event is required in advance. Lunch is included in all fees.
Registration for Pesticide Recertification Day is mandatory. Credits will not be awarded if a pesticide certification number is not provided in advance. It is also required that you present your pesticide license at the event. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/2B85gsV, or contact Tove Ford at 518-765-3518 or email@example.com for assistance with registration.
General Classes for CORE credit, presented in the morning session, will include Wild and Honey Bee Biology & Health, presented by Maria van Dyke of Cornell University; Invasive Pests, Oh My! with Margaret Kelley from NYS Ag & Markets; and DEC Update, given by Mark Solan from NYSDEC Bureau of Pest Management.
In the afternoon, participants have a choice of three breakout sessions: Ornamentals and Turf, Agriculture Plant and Structural and Rodent, where they may gain additional pesticide credits in these specific categories.
During the Ornamentals and Turf breakout session, Joellen Lampman of the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program will presentKeep Ticks Away!, David Chinery from Cornell Cooperative Extension Rensselaer County will give a Turfgrass Pest Update, and Brian Eshenaur from the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program will present Landscape Pest Management Updates.
The Agriculture Plant breakout session features Aaron Gabriel of CAAHP speaking about Basic Insect Biology and Laura McDermott of Cornell Cooperative Extension ENYHP discussing Insecticide Resistance Management. Both Aaron and Laura will present Field Crop, Fruit, and Vegetable Insects: Identification and Control.
The Structural and Rodent breakout session includes Matt Frye and Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, of the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program who will be presenting a Structural IPM Short Course including: Basic ID, Biting and Stinging Insects, Occasional Invaders, Food Pests, Wood-destroying Insects and Pantry/Fabric Pests.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County
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