Pesticide Applicators Recertification Workshops start Jan. 14
By D. Bruce Bosley
CSU Extension Agent, cropping systems
The Pesticide Applicators Recertification Workshops are designed to provide pesticide use and safety education for both commercial and private applicators. All seven units of Continuing Education Credits are provided for private applicators and two CEU's on pesticide laws and regulations are provided for Commercial applicators.
People who are currently licensed with Colorado's Private Pesticide Applicator program can attend one of these programs and receive all the required CEU credits needed for their license renewal. It is not intended for people who have never taken the required testing for becoming a Private Pesticide Applicator. In addition, these programs will not lead to recertification for people whose applicator license has expired. Presenters include Sandra McDonald and CSU Extension Agents Bruce Bosley and Alan Helm.
These programs are being scheduled as follows:
--Jan. 14, Fort Morgan Extension Office, 8:30 a.m.
--Jan. 14, Yuma Community Building, 2 p.m.
--Jan. 15, Haxtun Community Building, 8:30 a.m.
--Jan. 15, Sterling Extension Office, 2 p.m.
--Jan. 18, Burlington, Location to be determined, 1 p.m.
Registration for these programs is $25 per person. Please call if you wish to attend any of these programs on or before 3 p.m., Jan. 13. We require a minimum preregistration of 12 participants for any one program by this date to run it.
Colorado/Nebraska Limited Irrigation Crop Clinic
Farmers facing tighter irrigation water allocations will have an opportunity to learn about limited-irrigation practices for each individual crop, at the Colorado-Nebraska Limited irrigation Crop Clinic Jan. 19 and 20 at the Ramada Inn, Sterling, Colo.
The clinic's goals are to provide education for farmers and their advisors about:
--Understanding crop-growth stages when water stress is and is not acceptable;
--Optimizing limited irrigation water for crops and crop rotation systems;
--Recognizing weed, insect and disease pest shifts under crop drought stress;
--Appreciating the benefits of leaving old crop residues for soil moisture and organic matter retention;
--Developing a cost-efficient crop and crop system fertilizer plan.
Registration for these programs is $90 per person for both days of the program and $55 for either day. Please call if you wish to attend this program on or before 3 p.m., Jan. 12. We require a minimum pre-registration of 35 participants by that date to cover its production costs. We will have to cancel the program if we fail to reach this number. Don't wait to call me if you'd like to attend.