Pesticide Training & Consulting
                   30 Hour Course

                           January 8 - 12, 2018

           30 Hour Certification Program for Categories
                                   3A, 7A, 7F, 7G
              NOTE: Classes for 7F Certification Will Be
                          January 4, 8, 9, 11 & 12
                                (Call For Information)

Course Fee - $585.00 ($635.00 for on site registration) includes lunch

                NOTE: A Core Manual is required for 30 hour certification.
                          A Category Manual will also be required for the course.
           Core and category manuals can be purchased through Cornell's Website.
                          They are NEEDED to take the certification exam!

                                             GET THEM EARLY!
                                     Manuals will not be available at the time of registration!!

             Recertification Credits Available for
           Core, 2, 3a, 3b, 6a, 7a, 7f, 7g, 8, 9, 25

         Registration Fee for those signing in for recertification credits -
              $145.00 per day pre-registration ($160.00 at the door)
                                      includes lunch and breaks
                       $75.00 per half day, does not include lunch

                                         Sign In - 8:00am - 8:30am

          Class - 8:30am - 4:45pm (except Friday ends at 12:00pm)

                             Friday, January 12, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm
          Core exam and one category exam will be given by NYSDEC

           A $100.00 EXAM FEE, payable on Monday January 8, 2018.
               Checks for exam MUST be made out to "NYSDEC".

                 January 4, 2018  Thursday

                              8:30am - 4:45pm
                               Kathy Roberts
                               Recertification Credits - 7f - 6.75

IPM in Food Facilities
     Prevention of Pests Through Landscaping, Building Design, Monitoring,
    State and Local Enforcement and Regulations, FIFRA, FDCA
Label Language for Pesticide Use in Food Facility Applications
Pest Birds in Buildings and Food Processing Areas
     Identification, Habitat, Damage, Life Cycles & IPM Control
       Sparrows, Starlings, Pigeons
Weeds and Their Management
      Herbicide Use Limited for Food Processing License, Herbicides -
     Properties, Uses and Precautions
Occasional Invaders
      Identification, Life Cycles & IPM Control
         Lady Beetles, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Boxelder Bugs,
       Western Conifer Seed Bug
Pesticide Resistance: Causes and Action
     What Causes Insecticide Resistance, Management, Labels Use in
     Herbicide Rotation
     Toxicity and Hazards, Factors or Variables Affecting Use, General
     Characteristics, Methods of Fumigation, Application of Fumigants
     with the Food Processing Certification, Basics, Vault Fumigation,
     Structural Fumigation, Premises Inspection, Placarding,
     Selection, Aeration or Ventilation
Precautions, Protective Equipment, Detection and Application of
     Threshold Limits, Respiratory Equipment, Other Protective
     Equipment, Acute Poisoning by Fumigants, Safety Precautions,
     Aluminum Phosphide, Magnesium Phosphide, Carbon Dioxide,
     Methyl Bromide


                Day 1 - January 8, 2018  Monday

                                       Session 1 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                                  Kathy Roberts
                                              Core - 6.75 credits
Some Basics 

Don Nelson DEC
Pesticide Exposure and Risks
The Toxicity of Pesticides
Protecting Yourself
Responding to a Pesticide Exposure

Recertification Credits - Core 6.75 Credits for all commercial and private categories


                 Day 2 - January 9, 2018  Tuesday

                                         Session 2 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                                    Kathy Roberts
                    Recertification Credits -
7a, 7f - 3.25 credits each

Stored Food Pest
      Identification, Life Cycles & Control
          Indian Meal Moth, Sawtoothed Grain Beetle, Cigarette and Drugstore
          Beetles, Red Flour and Confused Flour Beetles, Angoumois Grain Moth  
          Granary and Rice Weevils, Spider Beetles, Dermestid Beetles
       IPM: Management Tactics - Inspection - Sanitation - Non-Chemical
               Chemical - Fumigation
     Identification, Life Cycles & Control
          American, Brownbanded, German, Oriental, Smokey Brown, Asian
     IPM for Cockroaches - Inspection - Monitoring - Habitat Modification
Integrated Pest Management for Flies
Fly Biology - Life Stages
     Fly Types - House Fly, Fruit Fly, Phorid Fly, Drain Fly, Stable Fly (Blood Feeders)
                      Green Bottle Fly, Cluster Fly
     Habits/Behavior, Fly IPM - Survey, Source Reduction, Biological Control,                    
                                              Monitoring, Decision Making, Treatment


                  Day 2 - January 9, 2018  Tuesday

                                         Session 3 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                            John Murphy  Liphatech 
                                Recertification Credits - 7a, 7f, 8 - 3.50 credits each

Rodent Control
Rats & Mice
       Biology & Habits
       Control Methods


                 Day 2 - January 9, 2018  Tuesday

                                      Session 4 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                John Patten  PBI Gordon Corporation
                  Recertification Credits - 3a,3b,25 - 3.25 credits each
                                                              6a - 1.75 credits

Weed Identification and Control

     Identification of Broadleaf and Grassy Weeds

   Broadleaf Weeds versus Grassy Weeds

     Life Cycles and the part they play in the control of weeds

    Tough to control and Invasives in the Lawn

   Active Ingredients and their strengths and weaknesses

   Kyllinga and other Sedge-type weeds

   Post-emergent Crabgrass Control

   Reseeding  intervals after pesticide usage

   The changing look of Commercial Herbicides

   Pesticide Label Changes coming from EPA

   New chemistries on the horizon

   Questions and answers

The Use of Plant Growth Regulators

   What are Plant Growth Regulators

   Foliar absorbed PGR’s versus Root absorbed PGR’s

   Seedhead suppression versus growth suppression

   From roadside vegetation to the fine turf markets

   The use of PGR’s as a trimming aid

   Weather conditions affecting the use of Plant Growth Regulators,

   Do’s and don’ts of the use of Plant Growth Regulators

   Tank-mixing of Plant Growth Regulators

   Affordability of using PGR's

   Questions and answers


                 Day 2 - January 9, 2018  Tuesday

                                       Session 5 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                John Patten  PBI Gordon Corporation
                        Recertification Credits - 2,3a,25 - 3.50 credits each

Top Insect Pests

   Scales, Mites, Borers, Leafminers, Bagworms, Gypsy Moth

   Top Ornamental and Woody Diseases

   Mildews, Blights, Canker, Anthracnose, Phytophora

   Control Products

   Synthetic Chemistries,

 Botanicals / Organics

 Methods of application including foliar, injections, basal bark treatments,

 and drench

 Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

 Threshold Levels

 Insect Traps and Attractants

 New regulations coming down the road from the EPA

 Questions and Answers


                    Day 2 - January 9, 2018  Tuesday

                                         Session 6 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                     Paul Killius Huguenot Laboratories                                                                   
                                     Recertification Credits - 7g - 6.75 credits

Cooling Water Systems
Open Systems - Once Through, Recirculating, Spray Types of Cooling Towers,
     Closed Recirculating Systems
Cooling Water Organisms
Corrosion, Scale, Fouling - Algae, Bacteria, Fungi, Mollusks
Cooling Towers IPM
     Structural Modifications, Physical Aids, Monitoring Techniques, Sanitation
Prevention and Control
Corrosion Control, Scale Control, Fouling Control, Additives or Adjuvants
Selection and Application of Pesticides
Selection of Pesticides - Target Organisms, Types of System, Operating
     Conditions, Compatibilities, Method of Application, Cost, Application of
     Pesticides, Pesticide Label, Application Considerations, Cleaning and
     Disinfection, Dosages, Application Techniques
Evaluation of Results and Treatment Control
Physical Inspection, Microbiological Deposit Monitors, Biocide Chemical
     Testing, Microbiological Testing
Microbial Growth Management in Paper Mills
Microbial Effects in Paper Mills, Problems Deposits in Paper Making Systems,
      Microorganisms of Paper Mills, Locations and Problems Caused by Deposits,
      Control of Microorganisms, Other Safety Considerations When Working in
      the Mill
Water Treatment
      Meaning of pH, Chiller Plant Operation, Problems Associated with Cooling
      Water, Overview of Chemical Equipment
Legionella Awareness
Legionella Sources - Bacteria, Systems Promoting Growth, Cyclic Operation,
       Legionella Control - Microbiological, Testing Requirements, Frequency of
       Cleaning/Disinfection, Planning and Record Keeping - Documentation,
       Monitoring, Prevention


              Day 3 - January 10, 2018  Wednesday

                                       Session 7 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                                    Paul Killius 
                      Recerification Credits - 7a - 3.25 credits each


     Facts, Life Cycle & Control
     IPM Management Tactics - Inspection - Sanitation
Stinging Insects
Identification, Habitat, Life Cycles, Control
          Eastern Yellowjacket, Paper Wasp, Baldfaced Hornet
          European Hornet, Digger Bees, Honey Bees


      Identification, Life Cycle & Control

          Black Widow, Brown Recluse, Common House Spider

          Longbodied Cellar Spider, Harvestman, Nocturnal Orb Weaving Spider

Pest Birds In Buildings

       Identification, Habitat, Damage, Life Cycles & IPM Control

          Sparrows, Starlings, Pigeons, Other Birds

Carpenter Ants

        Identification, Life Cycle & Control



             Day 3 - January 10, 2018  Wednesday

                                      Session 8 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                                Paul Killius
                             Recertification Credits -  7a - 3.50 credits

Facts, Identification & Control
           Acrobat Ant, Ordorous Ant, Pavemant Ant, Pharaoh Ant,
           Citronella Ant, Little Black Ant, Thief Ant
Occasional Invaders
        Life Cycles, Control
            Lady Beetles, Western Conifer Seed Bug, Boxelder Bug
            Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Bed Bug Pest Management Program

        History, Identification, Life Cycle & Control



          Day 3 - January 10, 2018  Wednesday

                                   Session 9 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                               Kathy Roberts
            Recertification Credits- 3a, 3b, 25 - 3.25 credits each 
Integrated Pest Management
Definition of IPM, Principles of IPM, Pest Thresholds, Growing Degree Days,
      Plant Phenological Indicators, Economic Considerations, Management,
      Making Decisions, Movement Towards Biological Control
Care of Turfgrass
Turfgrass Disorders - Pest and Non-Pest, Requirements for Healthy Turf,
      Soil Texture, Nutrients, Establishing Turf and Maintaining It
Turfgrass Pest
Identification, Damage, Control
        Root Feeders - May/June Beetles, Northern Masked Chafers, Black
         Turfgrass Ataenius, Green June Beetles, Japanese Beetles, False
         Japanese Beetles, Oriental Beetles, Bluegrass Billbugs
       Blade Defoliators - Sod Webworm, Cutworms, Armyworms, Fall
       Blade Sucking - Leafhoppers, Aphids
       Non Damaging Lawn Pest - Chinch Bugs, False Chinch Bugs, Earthworms    


          Day 3 - January 10, 2018  Wednesday

                                   Session 10 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                            Kathy Roberts
              Recertification Credits - 3a, 25 - 3.50 credits each
                                                              2     -  2.00
                                                             3b    -  1.25
                                                              9     -  2.50                                                          

Invasive Insects
Identification, Life Cycle & Control
      Spotted Lanternfly, Emerald Ash Borer, European Crane Fly,
      Southern Pine Beetle
Problems in Our Landscapes
    Identification, Life Cycle, Control
       Oak Wilt, Fire Blight, Decline in Blue Spruce
Ground Ants
    Identification - Damage - Range - Control
      Allegheny Mound, European Fire Ant, Red Imported Ant
Moles & Voles    
    Identification - Damage - Range - Control
      Eastern, Hairy-tailed, Star-nosed Moles, Pine and Meadow Voles


               Day 4 - January 11, 2018  Thursday

                                         Session 11 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                                    Kathy Roberts
                                                Core - 6.25 credits

Heat Stress
Fate of Pesticides in the Environment
Pesticides and Water
Pesticide Resistance
Principles of Pest Management
Federal Pesticide Laws and Regulations
Pesticide Residue and Tolerance
State Laws and Regulations
Storing Pesticides
Transporting Pesticides
Pesticide Security
Emergency Planning and Response
Application Methods and Equipment
Pesticide Drift
Application Safety

Recertification Credits - Core 6.25 Credits for all commercial and private categories


              Day 5 - January 12, 2018  Friday

                                         Session 12 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                                        Kathy Roberts
                                                    Core - 3.00 credits

Equipment Calibration
Calculations for Mixing and Loading Pesticides
Mixing and Loading
Managing Pesticide Wastes
The Pesticide Label
Professional Conduct and Liability

Recertification Credits - Core 3.25 Credits for all commercial and private categories


                  Day 5 - January 12, 2018 Friday

                     1:00pm Certification Exam - NYS DEC

               Note: $100.00 Exam Fee Payable To:

                   Due Monday, January 8, 2018