Pesticide Training & Consulting

          NY Category  Credit
                     2                13.5

        NJ Category  Credit/Units

          PA Category  Credit

30 Hour 2 Forest Course

April 10 - 14, 2023

Driver's Village 
5885 East Circle Drive
Cicero, NY

                                 Course Fee - $585.00 ($615.00 for on site registration)

                                                      NOTE: A Core Manual is required for 30 hour certification.
                                                            A Category Manual will 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

                         Registration Fee for those signing in for recertification credits -
                              $150.00 per day pre-registration ($160.00 at the door)
                                                    Sign In - 7:30am - 8:00am

                                Class - 8:00am - 4:15pm (exception Friday ends at 12:00)

                        Day 1 - April 10, 2023  Monday
                                                     Session 1 - 8:00am - 4:15pm
                                                  Kathy Roberts
                                           Recertification Credits - 2 - 6.75 credits
                                                                                     3a, 6a - 4.75 credits each

Worker Protection Standard
     Definitions, Coverage, Training
Heat Stress
     Contributing Factors, Symptoms, Prevention, First Aid
Sprayer Components, Nozzles, Applicators
      Sprayer Parts, Nozzle Materials and Types, Sprayers, Spreaders,
      Other Application Equipment, Cleaning Equipment
Pesticide Drift
      Drift vs Overspray, Particle Drift, Vapor Drift, To Spray or Not 
      To Spray, Managing Droplet Size
Protecting Water From Pesticide Contamination
      Hydrologic Cycle, Watershed, Groundwater, Water Contaminants,
      Pesticide Fates, Soil Characteristics, Application Site Characteristics,
      Preventing Water Contamination
Integrated Pest Management
      What Is It , Why, Making Decisions, Methods
Pesticide Resistance
      How It Develops, Types, Factors, Management 
Methods Of Vegetation Control
     Weed Biology, Control, Equipment 
Forest Herbicides
     Mode Of Action

                          Day 2 - April 11, 2023 Tuesday  
Session 2 - 8:00am - 4:15pm
Kathy Roberts
Recertification Credits - 2 - 6.75 Credits

Forest Vegetation Management
      Selecting A Management Option, Forest Practices
Managing Insects
       Ways Insects Damage Trees, Insect Management Principles
       Insect Description, Life Cycle, Damage, Management - Asian Longhorned
       Beetle, Beech Scale, Common Pine Shoot Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, 
       Forest Tent Caterpillar, Gypsy Moth, Hemlock Wolly Adelgid, Pine Tip 
       Moths, Sawflies, Seed and Cone Insects, White Pine Weevil
Managing Plant Disease
       Disease and It's Causes, Diagnosing, Disease Pyramid, Methods of Plant 
       Disease Management
Health and Environmental Concerns in Greenhouses
      Exposure Concerns, The WPS, Environmental Concerns 
Fumigation of Greenhouse Planting Media
      Methyl Bromide, Fumigation Precautions, Fumigating Greenhouse Soil,
      Fumigating Potting Mixes, Phaseout Update
Managing Pesticide Waste
      Excess Pesticide, Pesticide Containers, Greenhouse Materials, Hazardous Waste


                           Day 3 - April 12, 2023 Wednesday  
Session 3 - 8:00am - 4:15pm
Kathy Roberts
Recertification Credits - Core 6.75

Some Basics
     Definitions - Importance of the Label
     Pest Problems - Pest Needs - Insects - Other Invertebrates
     Vertebrates - Plants - Microorganisms - Pest and the Pesticide Label
     Pesticide Sources - Types of Pesticides - How Pesticides Differ 
     Materials Containing Pesticide - Pesticide Types on the Label
     Pesticide Names - Terminology - Why Different Formulations
     Formulations Applied as Liquids - Formulations Applied Dried
     Other Formulations - Choosing a Formulation - Adjuvants
Pesticide Exposure and Risk
      Risk, Toxicity and Exposure - How Pesticides Enter the Body
      Exposure in Non-Applicators - Exposure Hazards on Pesticide Label
The Toxicity of Pesticides
      Harmful Effects of Pesticides - Toxicity and the Pesticide Label
Protecting Yourself
      General Precautions - Role of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
      Level of Protection - PPE on the Pesticide Label - Protect Your Skin
      Protect Your Eyes - Protect Your Respiratory System - Maintaining PPE
Responding to a Pesticide Exposure
       Information on the Pesticide Label - Recognizing Symptoms of Exposure
       Know When to Act - Getting Medical Attention - First Aid
Heat Stress
       Contributing Factors - Preventing Heat Stress - Symptoms of Heat
       Illness - First Aid for Heat Illness
Fate of Pesticides in the Environment
       Effects in the Environment - Pesticide Characteristics - How Pesticides Move
       Special Concerns
Pesticides and Water
       Source of Water Contamination - Pesticide Contamination of Surface Water
       Pesticide Contamination of Groundwater - Preventing Surface Water and 
       Groundwater Contamination


                            Day 4 - April 13, 2023 Thursday  
Session 4 - 8:00am - 4:15pm
Kathy Roberts
Recertification Credits - Core 6.75

Pesticide Resistance
      How Resistance Develops - Resistance Management
Principles of Pest Management
      Integrated Pest Management - Identify the Pest and Understand It's Biology
      Monitor the Pest - Methods of Pest Management - Develop the Pest Management
      Program - Implement the IPM Program - Record and Evaluate
Federal Pesticide Laws and Regulations
      Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act - Pesticide Registration
      Pesticide Reregistration - Pesticide Applicator Certification - Recordkeeping
      Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides (WPS)
      Violative Acts and Federal Penalties
Pesticide Residue and Tolerance
       The Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) - Setting Tolerances - Checking Tolerances
State Laws and Regulations
       Who Needs to be Certified
Storing Pesticides
        The Storage Area - Receiving Pesticides - Putting Pesticides into Storage
Transporting Pesticides
        Risks - Vehicle and Driver Safety - Loading and Unloading the Vehicle
        Transportation Regulations
Pesticide Security
        Risks - Assess Your Situation - Security Tips
Emergency Planning and Response
        Emergency Response Planning - Spills - Fires
Application Methods and Equipment
        Application Methods - Sprayers - Granular Applications - Other 
        Application Equipment - Engineering Control for Applicator Safety
        Cleaning Application Equipment
Pesticide Drift
        Drift vs Overspray - Why Prevent Drift - Spray Drift - Vapor Drift
        To Spray or Not to Spray - Managing Spray Droplet Size - Drift of Solid Particles
Application Safety 
        Before Application - During Application - After Application
Equipment Calibration
        Things You'll Need - Calibrating Sprayers - Calibrating Granular Applications
        Check for Mistakes


                              Day 5 - April 14, 2023 Friday  
Session 5 - 8:00am - 11:30am
Kathy Roberts
Recertification Credits - Core 3.25

Calculations for Mixing and Loading Pesticides
      Calculating Area - Calculations for Loading Granular Products
      Mixing Formulations that get Diluted in a Carrier - Calculations Label Rate 
      Expressed As Product Per Acre, Product Per 1000 Sq. Ft., Pounds of a.i. Per Acre,
      Product Per Gallons of Spray, A Percentage Spray - Square Feet vs Acre Mixing 
      Formulations Used
Mixing and Loading
      Prior to Mixing and Loading - Adding Pesticide to Application Equipment
      Emptying Pesticide Containers - Preparing a Spray Mix
Managing Pesticide Wastes
      Waste Defines - Waste-Reduction Guidelines - Container Disposal
      Liquid Disposal - Disposal of Other Wastes - Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Pesticide Label
      Product Information - Safety Information - Environmental Protection 
      Information - Directions for Use - When to Read the Pesticide Label
Professional Conduct and Liability
      Supervision of Uncertified Applicators - Recordkeeping - Public
      and Customer Communications - Damage Claims and Liability