The 2013 Tri River Area Extension Pest Management Workshop will be held at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction on Feb. 19 and 20, 2013.
This workshop is held annually and is designed to give licensed commercial and private pesticide applicators the opportunity to receive all of the continuing education credits they need at a single reasonably priced event.
In addition, if you are a commercial, limited commercial or public applicator with employees who need technical training hours, they can get up to 12 1/2 hours of credit for workshop attendance.
There are a total of 25 continuing education credits available for licensed commercial applicators at the workshop this year. Private applicators can get all of the CEC's they need at the Tuesday morning session, but they will want to stick around for lunch (included in the registration) and the lunchtime speakers from the NOAA/National Weather Service in Grand Junction, who will talk about forecasting the upcoming water year in western Colorado (hopefully we have some mountain snow by then).
Other program highlights include two talks by Dr. Stuart Mitchell, who is a physician as well as an entomologist. He will speak about job safety in the core category session, and advanced flying insect control in the residential/commercial session. There will also be two extension specialists from Utah State University coming over, one to speak about planting considerations when using Roundup Ready alfalfa and the other to speak about management of agricultural and urban vertebrate pests.
When the State of Utah began enforcing the quarantine of corn shipments into the state a couple of years ago, fumigation of corn with methyl bromide became an option to allow truckers access to the state. We have a speaker from Univar, distributor of the fumigation product, to speak about the process applicators have to go through to acquire and use it. If you want to consider fumigation of corn as a treatment option for a permit to transport corn into Utah, this talk is a must-attend presentation.
There are many other speakers in this quality program, the largest of its kind in the state. Registration is $50 for private applicators, those receiving applicator technician training, or individuals who wish to attend without receiving any certified education credits. The fee is $100 for commercial applicators who wish to get any credits in sessions other than the Tuesday morning core categories. Tuesday lunch and access to any or all presentations is included in all registrations.
Please call (970) 244-1834 with registration questions.blog comments powered by Disqus