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Oct. 2, 2014 – Pesticide Applicator Training Series: Pesticide Label Comprehension (taught in Spanish) PDF agenda English Spanish
Instructors: Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany, Plant Pathology, Oregon State University/NWREC, Linda White and Grant Jackson, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Dr.Luisa Santamaria will be teaching pesticide label comprehension on October 2 at NWREC in the first of the three-part series to help Spanish-speaking greenhouse and nursery employees prepare for pesticide applicator's license exams. She will take a step-by-step approach to familiarize attendees with each section of a pesticide label. This first hour begins with an introduction to the various types of pesticides. Through use of sample pesticide labels, students will learn common pesticide terminology and definitions of pesticide-related terms on labels. Emphasis will be on building sufficient comprehension of pesticide labels for the private applicator’s certification exam. ODA pesticide user and license specialists will be available to assist with this training series. Two pesticide recertification credits hours available.
Oct. 9, 2014 –Bug Crafting: Use of insectary plants to attract natural enemies in nurseries PDF agenda
Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC
Learn how to “nurseryscape” around your operation with insectary plants to enhance the activity of beneficial organisms. Robin will start with the basics of attracting and conserving natural enemies and explain the importance of phenology, habitat conservation, and proper planting systems.
Full Oct. 16, 2014 – Pesticide Applicator Training Series: Laws and Regulations (in Spanish) PDF agenda English (Please call the contact below for agenda in Spanish)
Instructors: Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany, Plant Pathology, Oregon State University; Linda White, Oregon Department of Agriculture
This is the second workshop of the three-part series to help Spanish-speaking greenhouse and nursery employees prepare for pesticide applicator's license exams. Presenters will cover the information to train attendees in Oregon pesticide laws and regulations. Emphasis will be on building sufficient comprehension of these topics for the private applicator’s certification exam.
ODA pesticide user and license specialists will be available to assist with this training series.
Oct. 23, 2014 –Insect Management in a Post Neonic World PDF Agenda
Instructors: Jim Bethke, County Director and Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension and Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC
The recent bee kill in Oregon and the resulting outcry has had national implications with serious effects for ornamental plant producers. Customers are demanding that nursery products not be treated with any neonicotinoid insecticide, and retail nurseries and big box stores have to make serious decisions about whether to purchase treated nursery products. Is it an overreaction or an abundance of caution? During this session we will discuss conventional, “soft” chemistry, and augmented biological alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides for sucking insects, thrips, beetles, and other key pests.
Full Oct. 30, 2014 - Pesticide Applicator Training Series: Ag Pesticide Math (in Spanish)PDF agenda English (Please call the contact below for agenda in Spanish)
Instructors: Grant Jackson and Linda White, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany, Plant Pathology, Oregon State
This workshop will present information to help prepare Spanish-speaking employees in greenhouses and nurseries for pesticide applicator’s license certification exams. Presenters will teach attendees how to calculate dilutions/mixtures for application to a given spray area.
All Workshops will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center,
15210 NE. Miley Rd., Aurora, OR. We have applied for pesticide recertification credits hours
for each of our sessions
For further information contact :
Program: Robin Rosetta 971-801-0387
Spanish-language programs: Luisa Santamaria 971-801-0389
Registration: Jan Egli at (503) 678-1264, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAX: (503) 678-5986 http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/NWREC/
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