Pesticide Training & Consulting
                      30 Hour Course

                           January 3 - 12, 2024

            30 Hour Certification Program for Categories
                       3A January 8 - 12, 2024,
                       7A January 3,4,8,11, and 12, 2024
                       7G January 4,5,8,11, and 12, 2024

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

                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
                 2, 3a, 3b, 6a, 7a, 7f, 7g, 8, 25

         Registration Fee for those signing in for recertification credits -
              $175.00 per day pre-registration ($160.00 at the door)
              $85.00 half day
           Credit Card $182 per day pre-registration $91.00 half day

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

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

                             Friday,  1:00pm - 4:30pm
         No Core exam and one category exam will be given by NYSDEC                 unless there are at least 10 people taking the course

               A $100.00 EXAM FEE, payable on January 8, 2024
               Checks for exam MUST be made out to "NYSDEC".

              Day 1 - January 3, 2024  Wednesday
                          Session 1 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                   Kathy Roberts
                   Recertification Credits -  7a, 8 - 3.25 credits each

Bed Bug Pest Management 

        Biology, Behavior, Control and Prevention


                       Day 1 - January 3, 2024  Wednesday

                       Session 2 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                         Kathy Roberts
              Recertification Credits -  7a - 3.50 credits
                                                            7f - 3.00 credits
                                                            8 - 2.00 credits

Rodent Control
Rats & Mice
     Biology & Habits
     Control Methods
     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

Day 2 - January 4, 2024  Thursday

                                 Session 3 - 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



Day 2 - January 4, 2024  Thursday

                                 Session 4 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                            Kathy Roberts  
                      Recerification Credits - 7a, 7f - 3.50 credits each 

Integrated Pest Management For Flies
   Fly Biology - Life Stages
   Fly Types - House, Fruit, Phorid, Drain, Stable, Green Bottle, 
   Habits/Behavior, Fly IPM - Survey, Source Reduction, Biological                                                      Control, Monitoring, Decision Making,
 Structural Ants
 Facts, Identification & Control
           Acrobat Ant, Ordorous Ant, Pavemant Ant, Pharaoh Ant,
           Citronella Ant, Little Black Ant, Thief Ant
Occasional Invaders
Identification, Life Cycles, Control
            Lady Beetles, Western Conifer Seed Bug, Boxelder Bug
            Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Pest Birds In Buildings

       Identification, Habitat, Damage, Life Cycles & IPM Control

          Sparrows, Starlings, Pigeons, Other Birds

               Day 3 - January 5, 2024  Friday

             Session 5 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                                   Kathy Roberts                                                                                Recertification Credits - 7g - 6.75 credits

Cooling Water Systems
Cooling Water Organisms
Cooling Towers IPM
Prevention and Control
Selection and Application of Pesticides
Evaluation of Results and Treatment Control
Microbial Growth Management in Paper Mills
Water Treatment
Legionella Awareness

               Day 1 - January 8, 2024  Monday

                                       Session 6 - 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


Day 2 - January 9, 2024  Tuesday

                               Session 7 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                         Kathy Roberts     
                  Recertification Credits -3a, 3b, 25 - 3.25 credits each                                                         

Weed Identification and Control

     Identification of Broadleaf and Grassy Weeds

    Broadleaf Weeds versus Grassy Weeds

     Life Cycles, Annual Bluegrass, Black Medic, Broadleaf Plaintain, Chickweed, Dandelion, Field Bindweed, Ground Ivy, Smooth Crabgrass, Large Crabgrass, Poison Ivy, Yellow Foxtail, Nutsedges, Silver Crabgrass, Nimblewill, Creeping Bentgrass, Orchardgrass, Quackgrass, Tall Fescue

Turfgrass Diseases

    Diagnosis, Control

     Anthracnose Foliar Blight, Brown Patch, Damping-off Diseases, Dollar     Spot, Fairy Ring, Gray Snow Mold, Leaf Spot and Melting-Out Diseases,   Necrotic Ring Spot, Pink Snow Mold, Fusarium Patch, Powdery Mildew,   Pythium Blight, Red Thread and Pink Patch, Rust, Slime Molds, Summer   Patch, Take-All Patch, Yellow Patch




           Day 2 - January 9, 2024  Tuesday

                              Session 8 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                      Kathy Roberts      
               Recertification Credits - 3a, 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, 2024  Wednesday

                                   Session 9 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                               Kathy Roberts
            Recertification Credits-  2, 6a, 25  -  credit each
                                                    3a,  credits each 

Ornamental Insect Pest

   Identification, Damage, Control

    Aphids, Asian Longhorned Beetles,Bees and Wasps, Birch Leafminer,

    Bronze Birch Borers, Black Vine Weevil, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Forest

    Tent Caterpillars, Pine Sawflies, Introduced Pine Sawflies, Redheaded

    Pine Sawflies, White Pine Weevil, Emerald Ash Borers

    Scale Insects - Oystershell Scale, Pine Needle Scale Euonymus Scale, 

    Fletcher Scale, Pine Tortoise Scale, Cottony Maple Scale, Cottony Maple

    Leaf Scale, Oak Kermes, Elongate Hemlock Scale, Hemlock Scale

    Spider Mites - Twospotted Spider Mites, Spruce Spider Mites, Cooley

    Spruce Adelgids, Eastern Spruce Gall Adelgids




          Day 3 - January 10, 2024  Wednesday

                                   Session 10 - 1:00pm - 4:45pm
                                            Kathy Roberts
              Recertification Credits - 3a, 25 -  credits each
                                                           2, 6a -  credits each  
                                                           3b -  credits                                                                                                                                                                   

Invasive Insects

    Identification, Life Cycle & Control
      Spotted Lanternfly, Box Tree Moth, Elm Zigzag Sawfly, Beech Leaf
      Disease, European Gypsy Moth
Ornamental Pest Diseases
    Identification, Life Cycle, Control
      Apple Scab, Gymnosporangium Rust, Cedar Rust Diseases, Powdery              Mildews, Sooty Molds, Anthracnose Diseases, Tar Spot, Vascular Wilts,            Dutch Elm Disease, Bacterial Leaf Scorch, Ash Yellows, Root Rot of                Rhododendron, Boxwood Blight
    Environmental Factors Favoring Disease


           Day 4 - January 11, 2024  Thursday

                                   Session 11 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                              Kathy Roberts
                                          Core - 6.75 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


           Day 5 - January 12, 2024  Friday

                           Session 12 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                         Kathy Roberts
                                      Core - 2.75 credits

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


              Day 5 - January 12, 2024 Friday

                     1:00pm Certification Exam - NYS DEC

               Note: $100.00 Exam Fee Payable To:

                   Due Monday, January 8, 2024