Pesticide Training & Consulting
                   30 Hour 3A Course

                        March 27 - 31, 2023

                       Driver's Village Cicero

           30 Hour Certification Program for Category

             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
                                  Core, 2,3a,3b,6a,25

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

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


             Day 1 - March 27, 2023  Monday

                                       Session 1 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                                  Kathy Roberts
                                  Recertification Credits - 3a, 25 - 6.75 each
                                                                          3b - 3.25

  When is a Plant a Weed
   Identification, Life Cycle, Control
     Black Medic, Broadleaf Plaintain, Common Chickweed, Dandelion, Ground
     Ivy, Wild Garlic, Field Bindweed, Nutsedges, Poison Ivy
Identifying Turf Weeds, Life Cycle, Control
     Annual Bluegrass, Smooth Crabgrass, Large Crabgrass, Yellow Foxtail,
     Goosegrass or 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
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,           Oak Lecanium, 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 2 - March 28, 2023  Tuesday

                                         Session 2 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                                    Kathy Roberts
                                      Recertification Credits - 3a, 3b - 6.75 each
                                                                              2, 6a - 3.25 each
                                                                              25 - 4.50

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
ss 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
Invasive Pests
Identification, Life Cycle, Control
      Spotted Lanternfly, Box Tree Moth, Elm Zigzag Sawfly, Beech Leaf Disease,              European Gypsy Moth
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 3 - March 29, 2023  Wednesday

                                         Session 3 - 8:30pm - 4:45pm
                                                   Kathy Roberts 
                                                Core - 6.75 credits

Some Basics 
Pesticide Exposure and Risks
The Toxicity of Pesticides
Protecting Yourself
Responding to a Pesticide Exposure
Heat Stress
Fate of Pesticides in the Environment
Pesticides and Water


           Day 4 - March 30, 2023  Thursday

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

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
Equipment Calibration


              Day 5 - March 31, 2023  Friday

                                         Session 5 - 8:30am - 12:00
                                                        Kathy Roberts
                                                    Core - 2.75 credits

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