What do Golf Course Managers and Parks and Recreation Groundskeepers Have in Common?

On: January 3, 2019
To pass the exam and be successful in your business you’ll need to know the best cultural practices for growing a healthy turf, how to accurately measure your treatment area, how to calibrate your equipment to stay within label rates, how to accurately identify damage caused by diseases, insects and vertebrate pests, and all the federal and state regulations pertaining to pesticide applications! That’s a lot of information to learn!

Wyoming Pesticide Applicator CE

Wyoming Pesticide Applicator Renewal FAQ

On: December 19, 2018
You may complete 24-hours of continuing education or retake the exam. If you retake the exam you must pass with a score of 70% or higher - Study ahead of time with online exam prep!

Whitefly

Montana Pesticide Manufacturer Expanding Product Line

On: December 12, 2018
LAM International is growing. The company, based out of Butte, will expand production capacity and creating a new product, BoteGHA, which will control pests like whiteflies, aphids and thrips. It will be used on fruits, nuts, vegetables and other things. LAM International is building out its solid fermentation production means. They are streamlining the production process and making it more automated.

Banana Farm Pesticide Use

North Carolina State Researcher Finds Link Between Banana Pesticide and Ashtma Diagnosis

On: December 12, 2018
More than 27 ingredients were used on those bananas fields. Which adds up to more than 2,000,000 kilograms of pesticides. She says the pesticide exposure during pregnancy and afterwards affected the respiratory health of the women and children, especially in those with existing allergies.

Indiana Pesticide Education

Indiana Pesticide Applicators, Did You Know?

On: December 12, 2018
According to a report of ancient Greek and Roman agrarian literature covering a period roughly 200 BC to 200 AD, protective seed coverings, olive oil, soda, smoke, ashes, leek juice, and salt were commonly used to control blight, mildew, pests, and other plant ailments.

WPS Compliance

Delaware Pesticide Applicators Must Re-Certify Before December 31st

On: December 5, 2018
Pesticide Applicators in Delaware must recertify every three years. They are also required to complete category specific continuing education by December 31st. Certified Training Institute makes it easy and affordable with a vast array of Delaware approved online continuing education courses. Individual courses, as well as Agricultural and Ornamental course packages, are available 24/7 for applicators who wish to beat the December 31st deadline in time to enjoy the holidays.

Cage-Trapping-Wild-Fires

ESCAPING THE FLAMES

On: November 29, 2018
Once the fires have been extinguished, these creatures will re-emerge, seeking safety from predators, as well as food and shelter in the nearest structures to have survived the flames. This means that areas such as attics, walls basements, roofs, and crawl spaces will become a safe haven. Not only are they a nuisance but these intruders could potentially carry disease which causes health risks for both household pets and humans.

The Emerald Ash Borer, Beauty or Beast?

On: November 8, 2018
This iridescent metallic green beauty was first discovered in the Detroit area in 2002. Wooden packing materials are suspected to have been his preferred mode of transportation. The fact that he is smaller than a dime made it easy for him to hide within the wood products used to protect goods shipped overseas from China.

What Is Oak Wilt?

On: November 1, 2018
Oak wilt is a fungal disease affecting oak trees caused by the fungus known as Bretziella Fagacearum. It was first recognized in 1944 when over half of the oaks in affected areas of Wisconsin were infected and died as a result. The most recent evidence suggests oak wilt to be an exotic disease which arrived in the United States as early as 1900. Its exact origin is still unknown, possibly from Central or South America, or Mexico.

How to Comply with WPS

On: October 23, 2018
WPS requires employers to provide pesticide training that covers the following topics: pesticide product safety, reading labels, following directions, pesticide application, best health practices during application, restricted entry intervals training, posting signage to protect workers from entering areas that have been recently sprayed, use of protective equipment, pesticide handling, decontamination practices,