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2012 Northeast Pesticide Certification and Training  Workshop
September 11, 12, and 13

 


Agenda

2012 Northeast C&T Workshop

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Meeting site: Hampton Inn & Suites, Saratoga Springs Downtown

Day/Time

Topic/speaker

Special

premeeting Tour Tuesday 8:30 am

Sep 11

*A special 90-minute tour of the historic Oklahoma thoroughbred race track and museum has been arranged before the meeting begins. See thoroughbred horses training, where Seabiscuit was stabled, and many other memorable historic features. Please visit their website: http://www.racingmuseum.org. Arrange your own transportation, located 1 mile from Hampton Inn & Suites.

Tuesday Sept 11, 2012

Meeting Begins Lecture Day 1

11:30

Registration table opens

12:30

Workshop Logistics and Introductions – Ron Gardner

12:50

Welcome to New York – Andy Turner, CALS Cooperative Extension Administration

1:00

Urban Pest Management: A Walk on the Wild Side

As one can imagine, dealing with people and pests in a city like New York poses unique challenges for applicators and regulators alike. Entomologist, lecturer, and business owner Gil Bloom will take it to the street as he discusses city style pest management.

Gil Bloom, President Standard Pest Management

2:00

Pesticides and Honey Bees- Risks and Benefits from field application to Varroa mite to Colony Collapse Disorder, What about Imadicloprid and all the neonicotinoids and new registrations? – Chris Mullen, Entomology Department, Pennsylvania State University.

2:45

Break

3:00

Pesticides in groundwater: What Is Being Found and What Does the Data Mean?  Steven Pacenka and Brian Richards, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering Cornell University.

4:00

Updates from:

                EPA –  Kevin Keaney

                USDA – Leslie Gilbert

                NASDA – Carol Ramsay

                AAPSE – Andrew Thostenson

5:00

Adjourn

5:30

Taste of New York Social Hour followed by dinner on your own (Included with registration)

 

Day/Time

Topic/speaker

Wednesday

Sept 12, 2012

Tour Day

 

Public Housing Authority tour, a look at an IPM program in multifamily dwellings. 1 South Federal Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tour Guides: Allison Taisey, NE IPM Program; Ed Spychalski, Housing Authority Director

 

Tour of fruit grower’s facility to look at issues such as IPM strategies, WPS compliance, mixing/loading/storage facilities, issues with agricultural pesticide use near urban areas. Also at this location, we will tour high-tunnel growth facilities where we will discuss issues such as implications for WPS, pesticide use/labeling, and pest management. Harvey Reissig and Jud Reid of Cornell are the tour resource people.  Also we will have a box lunch. Location: Indian Ladder Farms, Peter Tenyck owner. 342 Altamont Voorheesville Rd. Altamont, NY  12009 http://www.indianladderfarms.com/cgi-bin/ilf.cgi

 

Apiary Tour at Betterbee Inc, owned by Justin and Erica Stevens., 8 Meader Rd., Greenwich, NY 12834.  Paul Cappy, NY Ag and Markets tour contact. http://www.betterbee.com/

  Dinner on your own after tour

 

 

Day/Time

Topic/speaker

Thursday

Sept 13, 2012

Lecture Day 2

8:15

Label Statements that Confuse and Confound the Applicator. Mike Helms, Cornell and DEC partne speakers.

9:45

Public Perception, Striking Balance: Will discuss the positions of: environmental advocates, commercial applicators, government, agriculture, invasive species, homeowners, and cultural issues from low income areas to buying illegal pesticides. Anthony Lamanno, Compliance and Lab Services, NYS DEC.

10:45

Break

10:45

Training applicators to Deal with Public Perceptions. Clifford Wayne Scherer,  Department of Communication, Cornell University

11:45

Workshop Wrap-Up & Adjourn - Ron Gardner

12:15

Northeast AAPSE Business meeting (30 minutes)

 

 

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Who will be attending?

Leaders in pesticide safety education, training, and certification. Those who are providing science-based pesticide safety education programs through tribal and government agencies, private organizations, and the land-grant university Cooperative Extension Services.

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