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Big IPM Changes for Idaho City

On: May 28, 2020
The city of Boise, Idaho is committing to a series of tests for the potential overhaul of their Integrated Pest Management guidelines. The Pesticide Reduction Pilot Program has been set up to strategically test alternative and emerging methods of pest control within strategic park sites throughout the city.

Nevada Certified Applicator FAQ’s

On: April 27, 2020
Nevada and federal laws require that only certified applicators apply or supervise the application of Restricted-Use Pesticides (RUP). Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators (RUP certificate holders) must recertify every four years from the date of initial certification. The following are frequently asked questions regarding Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators:

International Year of Plant Health

On: April 27, 2020
The goal of this year long celebration is to raise public awareness on “how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.” The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that “up to 40% of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually.”

Interior Plant Pest Management

Instructor Opportunity for an Interior Plant Pest Management Specialist

On: April 21, 2020
Certified Training Institute is looking for an interior plant pest management specialist to create and teach online courses. Online video training is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with more individuals and businesses choosing courses that will fit their busy schedules. This is a significant opportunity for a talented pesticide safety instructor.

Agricultural Crop Pest Management

Instructor Opportunity for an Agricultural Crop Pest Management Specialist

On: April 21, 2020
Certified Training Institute is looking for an agricultural crop pest management specialist to join our successful online pesticide exam prep training & continuing education department. Online video training is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with more individuals and businesses choosing courses that will fit their busy schedules. This is a significant opportunity for a talented pesticide safety instructor.

Forest Pest Management

Instructor Opportunity for a Forest Pest Management Specialist

On: March 31, 2020
Certified Training Institute is looking for a forest pest management specialist to join our successful online pesticide exam prep training & continuing education department. Online video training is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with more individuals and businesses choosing courses that will fit their busy schedules. This is a significant opportunity for a talented pesticide safety instructor.

Wood Preservation

Instructor Opportunity for a Wood Preservation Specialist

On: March 31, 2020
Certified Training Institute is looking for a wood preservation specialist to join our successful online pesticide exam prep training & continuing education department. Online video training is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, with more individuals and businesses choosing courses that will fit their busy schedules. This is a significant opportunity for a talented pesticide safety instructor.

Texas Applicators May Take All of Their CE Online

On: March 31, 2020
The Texas Department of Agriculture is allowing applicators to complete all of their continuing education online. The in-person class requirement has been lifted the foreseeable future so applicators can comply with COVID-19 quarantine. 

Maryland Applicators That Renew In June May Take All Their CE Online

On: March 30, 2020
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is allowing all applicators that renew on June 30th to complete all of their continuing education online - even if they completed online education during previous cycles. The Department of Agriculture has temporarily dropped classroom requirements to help applicators comply with COVID-19 quarantines.

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What You Need to Know About the Chlorpyrifos Ban in California

On: February 20, 2020
Chlorpyrifos is an active ingredient in insecticides used primarily to treat agricultural food and feed crops. Chlorpyrifos is a “broad-spectrum, chlorinated organophosphate insecticide, acaricide and nematicide.”[1]  It was first registered for use in the United States in 1965. Chlorpyrifos was designated as a restricted material by the DPR in 2015 and has now been banned from use in California.[2]