Upcoming Events include MREC Field Day and Pesticide Training in Spanish

May 9: WPS Train the Trainer Workshop: 9am-11am, Manatee County Extension.

Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), all untrained workers or pesticide handlers must receive basic pesticide safety information within 5 days of hire or before entering a treated area.  A person is qualified to teach the WPS to farm workers if he/she holds a restricted use pesticide license or if he/she has completed the WPS Train The Trainer course. Once a person has completed the TTT course he/she is certified for life

CEUs available: 2 in the following categories: Aerial, Ag. Row, Ag. Tree, O&T, Private, Forest Pest Control, and Soil and Greenhouse Fumigation.  For agenda and registration please visit: http://wps050912.eventbrite.com/ or call Jennifer at (941)722-4524

May 17: Core and Private Applicator Exam Training: Core 9am-11am, Private 11am-1pm, Manatee County Extension Service. Can be taken for exam preparation or CEUs for current license holders. CEU’s available are: 2 in Core for Core class, 2 in Private Applicator for Private class.

Registration: http://coreprv051712.eventbrite.com/ Or call Jennifer at 941-722-4524

May 23:  MREC Research Update and Field Day:  7:45am -4:30pm, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka.  Tours and presentations on topics including IPM for ornamentals, disease/weed management and plant production techniques.  This free event includes lunch and an industry trade show.

Registration required.  Find more info at http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/FieldDay/default.asp.

June 22: “Save the Date” for Spanish Core and Private Applicator Training: Manatee County Extension Service. Time and agenda TBA. The training will be taught in Spanish. However, pesticide exams are only given in English. The class will be cancelled if there are not enough participants. More information will be available as soon as possible.

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About Kathy

Program Assistant with UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension Service, specializing in Integrated Pest Management for ornamental nurseries.
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