Pesticide Training & Consulting
                      30 Hour Course
May 29,30,31 - June 3-7, 2024
         30 Hour Certification Program for Categories
                   3A June 3 - June 7, 2024
                 7A May 29,30, June 5,6,7, 2024
                 7G May 30,31, June 5,6,7, 2024 

Lake Forest Sportsman Club
9403 Bear Springs Road 
Brewerton, NY 13029
          Course Fee - $585.00 ($635.00 for on site registration) 

30 HOUR CLASS - $607.00
FULL DAY - $182.00

                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 up at the door $160.00

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

          Class - 8:30am - 4:45pm (except Friday ends at 12:00pm)
                               Friday,  Exam 1:00pm - 4:30pm 
                                If there are at least 10 people

     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 June 5,2024.
                  Checks for exam MUST be made out to "NYSDEC".

             Day 1 - May 29,2024  Wednesday

                                     Session 1 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                             Kathy Roberts
                         Recertification Credits - 7a - 6.75 credits
                                                                 7f - 3.00 credits
                                                                 8 - 5.25 credits
     Biology, Behavior, Control and Prevention 

      Facts, Life Cycle & Control
      IPM: Management Tactics - Inspection - Sanitation

Rodent Control
       Rats & Mice
       Biology & Habits
       Control Methods

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, Harvestmen, Nocturnal Orb Weaving Spider 


              Day 2 - May 30,2024  Thursday

                                     Session 2 - 8:30pm - 4:45pm
                                                Kathy Roberts
                         Recertification Credits - 7a, 7f - 6.75 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, 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 - May 31,2024 Friday  

                              Session 3 - 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 - June 3,2024  Monday

                               Session 4 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                          Kathy Roberts  
                  Recertification Credits -2, 6a - 1.25 credits each 
                                                         3a - 7.00 credits
                                                         3b - 5.75 credits
                                                         25 - 4.50 credits 

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
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, Smoth 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 Disease, 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

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
Jumping Worms

       Identification, Diseases, Protection, Control
        Blacklegged Tick, American Dog Tick

Day 2 - June 4,2024  Tuesday

                             Session 5 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                         Kathy Roberts
            Recertification Credits-  2, 6a, - 1.25 credit each
                                                  3a, 25 - 6.75 credits each 
                                                   3b - 2.00 credits 

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 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

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 actors Favoring Disease

 Moles & Voles    

    Identification - Damage - Range - Control
      Eastern, Hairy-tailed, Star-nosed Moles, Pine and Meadow Voles


           Day 3 - June 5,2024  Wednesday

                                   Session 6 - 8:30am - 4:45pm
                                                  Kathy Roberts
                               Recertification Credits - Core 6.75
Some Basics 

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


                Day 4 - June 6,2024  Thursday

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

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 - June 7,2024  Friday

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

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


              Day 5 - June 7,2024 Friday

            1:00pm Certification Exam - NYS DEC 

   IF ENOUGH PEOPLE (10) TAKE THE FULL 30 HOUR                                         COURSE

         Note: $100.00 Exam Fee Payable To:

             Due Wednesday, June 5, 2024 


Day 2 - January 11, 2022  Tuesday

                               Session 5 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
                                            John Patten  
                  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, Broadleaf Plaintain, Chickweed, Dandelion, Field Bindweed, Ground Ivy, airy Galinsoga, Large Crabgrass, Poison Ivy, Purple Loosetrife, Purslane, Quackgrass, Slender Speedwell, Yellow Foxtail, Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Woodsorrel

    The Changing Look of Commercial Herbicides, Pesticide Label Changes   Coming From The EPA, New Chemistries On The Horizon, Question And   Answers