Pest Management Workshops for Greenhouse and Nursery Employees Every Thursday in October

Oct. 2 Pesticide Applicator Training Series: Pesticide Label Comprehension (in Spanish)

Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Linda White
and Grant Jackson, Oregon Department of Agriculture


8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:05 am Introduction

9:05-9:55 am What information is on a Pesticide Label? Part 1

During this workshop participants will learn about the range of information that is included in a pesticide label. Dr. Santamaria will take a step-by-step approach to familiarize attendees with each section of a pesticide label. This first hour begins with an introduction to the various types of pesticides. Through use of sample pesticide labels, students will learn common pesticide terminology and definitions of pesticide-related terms on labels. Participants will then learn how they can find information on the label for prevention of pesticide poisoning; personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements; how to find information on first aid; hazards to the environment; toxicity to bees, fish and wildlife; reentry time interval (REI); proper storage and disposal; the formulation; physical or chemical hazards; and directions for use. Emphasis will be on building sufficient comprehension of pesticide labels for the private applicator’s certification exam.

9:55-10:05 am Break

10:05-10:55 am What information is on a Pesticide Label? Part 2

10:55-11:05 am Break

11:05-11:55 Putting it to the Test

Participants will have an opportunity to become familiar with taking a brief sample online examination. The sample test will emphasize pesticide label comprehension. After the test, attendees will review test results with the instructor to strengthen their understanding and improvement of weaknesses in label comprehension

11:55-noon Wrap-up and conclusion

 

Oct. 9 Bug Crafting: Use of insectary plants to attract natural enemies in nurseries


Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC

8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:05 am Introduction

9:05-9:55 am Bug Crafting: Strategies for "Nurseryscape" design. Part 1

Robin will start with the basics of attracting and conserving natural enemies. The presentation will cover strategies for "nurseryscape" design. Part 1 will discuss the ecology of the pests and beneficials.

9:55-10:05 am Break

10:05-10:55 am Bug Crafting: Strategies for "Nurseryscape" design. Part 2

During this session we will discuss insectary system timing or phenology; and various types of planting systems

10:55-11:05 am Break

11:05-11:55 Bug Crafting: Strategies for “Nurseryscape” design. Part 3

During this session specific plant selection, habitat conservation, and additional resources for insectary planting design will be covered.

11:55-noon Wrap-up and conclusion

 

Oct. 16 Pesticide Applicator Training: Laws and Regulations (in Spanish)

Grant Jackson and Linda White, Pesticide Division, Oregon Department of Agriculture                                                             Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 

8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:05 am Introduction:

9:05-9:55 am Laws and Regulations: Part 1

This workshop will present information to help prepare Spanish-speaking employees in greenhouses and nurseries for pesticide applicator’s license certification exams. Presenters will cover the information (in Spanish) to train attendees in Oregon pesticide laws and regulations. [Label comprehension will be taught Oct. 2]. Emphasis will be on building sufficient
comprehension of Oregon’s pesticide laws and regulations for the private applicator’s certification exam. State and Federal laws and agencies, licensing requirements/responsibilities, certification versus licensing, recordkeeping, and storage and disposal (and transport)

9:55-10:05 am Break

10:05-10:55 am Laws and Regulations: Part 2

PPE, first aid and toxicity, WPs, environmental considerations, and IPM.

10:55-11:05 am Break

11:05-11:55 Putting it to the Test

Participants will have an opportunity to become familiar with taking a brief sample written and online examination. The sample test will emphasize Oregon pesticide laws and regulations. After the test, attendees will review test results with the instructor to strengthen their understanding and improvement of weaknesses in pesticide application calculations

11:55-noon Wrap-up and conclusion

 

Oct. 23 Insect Management in a Post Neonic World

Jim Bethke, County Director and Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension and
Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC

8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:05 am Introduction

9:05-9:55 am Birds and Bees and the Neonicotinoids

Presenter: Jim Bethke - The recent bee kill in Oregon and the resulting outcry has had national implications with serious effects for ornamental plant producers. Customers are demanding that nursery products not be treated with any neonicotinoid insecticide, and retail nurseries and big box stores have to make serious decisions about whether to purchase treated nursery products. Is it an overreaction or an abundance of caution? This presentation will describe the benefits and risks of neonicotinoid insecticides and present potential alternatives.


9:55-10:05 am Break

10:05-10:55 am Going Conventional, Going Soft, and Going Bio

During this session we will discuss conventional, “soft” chemistry, and augmented biological alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides for sucking insects

10:55-11:05 am Break

11:05-11:55 pm Nic-less strategies for thrips, beetles, and other key pests

During this session we will cover pest program design for key pests such as thrips, and beetles,
and other pests upon request from workshop participants.

11:55-noon Wrap-up and conclusion

Oct. 30 Pesticide Applicator Training: Ag Pesticide Math (in Spanish)

Grant Jackson and Linda White, Pesticide Division, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:05 am Introduction

9:05-9:55 am What is calibration and how do we do it? Part 1

This workshop will present information to help prepare Spanish-speaking employees in greenhouses and nurseries for pesticide applicator’s license certification exams. Attendees will learn about the importance of calibration; and learn about the factors (nozzles, pressure, speed) that affect calibration. Presenters will teach attendees how to determine the size of the application area; how to calculate the pesticide application rate; how to determine the amount of pesticide concentrate to mix with water in the sprayer tank. Emphasis will be on building sufficient comprehension of agricultural pesticide math for the private applicator’s certification exam.

9:55-10:05 am Break

10:05-10:55 am What is calibration and how do we do it? Part 2

10:55-11:05 am Break

11:05-11:55 Putting it to the Test

Participants will have an opportunity to become familiar with taking a brief sample written and online examination. The sample test will emphasize agricultural pesticide math. After the test, attendees will review test results with the instructor to strengthen their understanding and improvement of weaknesses in pesticide application calculations

11:55-noon Wrap-up and conclusion

 

All Workshops will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE. Miley Rd., Aurora, OR. Registration

Information about the agenda and schedules of Octoberpest workshops in following weeks is below. Please click on the links to dowload PDFs.


Fee $25.00. For further information about these classes, contact Jan Egli at (503) 678-1264 or e-mail at jan.egli@oregonstate.edu.

We have applied for Pesticide Recertification Credits.

October 2nd Agenda & Schedule PDF

October 9th Agenda & Schedule PDF

October 16th Agenda & Schedule PDF

October 23rd Agenda & Schedule PDF

October 30th Agenda & Schedule PDF

http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nurspest/Workshopsclasses.htm