PDS Pesticide Recertification Webinars Winter 2014

12.02.11-Tim GarnerPD Solutions is an educational company that delivers live, on-line webinars and webcasts related to the professional use of pesticides.  All sessions are 1 hour long, accredited for 1.0 CEC point in BC under the indicated category and cost $60.00 + GST.

If you have access to the internet, you can take one of the seminars listed below.  All you need is audio to hear the speaker and your computer screen to see the presentation.

Once you register for your course, a link is e-mailed to you a day or two ahead giving you a specific time for the live session. Just before the webinar starts, you connect to the internet and through your browser and link to the site. You then type in your name and follow the steps to enter the seminar/meeting room. Simple and easy to do. As pesticide applicator, E.O. Knudslien from Lac LA Biche, AB, says "If a 75 year old man can sign up and take seminars live on the Internet, then anyone can."

How to Register:

Call Toll Free: 1-877-977-6774 to register for the course of your choice or fill out their secure form.

Contact Professional Development Solutions
Professional Development Solutions - A Division of 678099 Alberta Ltd.
10600-106 Ave. Fairview, AB, Canada T0H1L0
Email: tgarner@pdsolutions.ca

Winter 2014 Web Cast Schedule

Week of January 20-22/14

January 20: 
10 am:  Plant Alleopathy and Chemicals in IPM - IPM
12 noon:  Sprayer Calibration - Application Technology    
6 pm: Reduction in Pesticide Use using IPM - IPM

January 21: 
12 noon: Perception of Risk- Health and Safety - Safety & Environment
2 pm: Pesticide Storage - Safety & Environment
6 pm:  Applying IPM to Manage Canada Thistle, Scentless Chamomile and Toadflax -  IPM

January 22:  
10 am:  Pesticide Resistance - Application Technology
12 noon:  Biological Weed Control Agents - IPM
2 pm:  Using GPS and Weather Stations to Make Pesticide Application Records - Application Technology
6 pm: Pesticides and Water - Safety & Environment

Week of February 3-5/14

February 3: 

10 am:  Benefits of Pesticides - IPM
12 noon:  Sprayer Circuits - Application Technology
2 pm:  Soil Microorganisms - Safety & Environment
6  pm:  Pest Control Products  Act - Safety & Environment

February 4: 
10 am:  Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? - Safety & Environment
2 pm:  Environmental Monitoring - Safety & Environment
6pm:  Hazard Assessment for Handling Pesticides - Safety & Environment

February 5: 
10 am:  Sublethal  Effects of 2,4-D on Amphibians  & Wildlife - Safety & Environment
12 noon:  What to Wear?  Let’s Take Personal Protective Gear Seriously - Safety & Environment
2 pm:  Balancing Spray Drift vs. Spray Coverage - Application Technology
6 pm:  Sprayer Calibration - Application Technology

Week of March 3-5/14

March 3:
10 am:  Developing New Pesticides - Safety & Environment
12 noon:  Pesticide Applicator Records - Safety & Environment
2 pm: Sprayer Circuits - Application Technology
6 pm: Soil Ecology and the Food Web - IPM

March 4:     
10 am:  Backpack, Compressed Air and Handgun Calibration - Application Technology
12 noon:  Biomonitoring of Pesticides in Canada - Safety & Environment
2 pm:  Environmental Monitoring - Safety & Environment
6 pm:  Reduction Your Environmental Impact Using IPM - IPM

March 5:     
10 am:  Nozzle Types and Selection for Drift Control - Application Technology
12 noon:  Rinsate Management - Application Technology
2 pm:  IPM for Vegetation -  IPM
6 pm: Nozzle Selection and Guidelines -   pending approval 

Week of April 7-9/14

April 7:   
10 am: Rinsate Management - Application Technology
12 noon:   Pesticide Resistance -  Application Technology
2 pm:  Biobeds - Safety & Environment
6 pm:  10 Spray Myths - pending approval

April 8:        
10 am:  Tailoring Spray Droplet Spectrum to Specific Targets - Application Technology
12 noon:  Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? - Application Technology
2 pm:  Backpack, Compressed Air and Handgun Calibration - Application Technology
6 pm:  IPM-Principles and Techniques - IPM

April 9: 
10 am:  Biological Weed Control Agents - IPM
12 noon:  Changes to Pesticide Labels - Safety & Environment
2 pm:  Hazard Assessment for Handling Pesticides -  Safety & Environment
6 pm:  Soil Ecology and the Food Web-Environment - IPM

NB.   The web cast schedule for the fall of 2014 will be posted later in the summer  of 2014.