The 2022 PEP Update is a train-the-trainer update for MSU Extension staff, MDA staff, Weed District representatives and other government and private pesticide leaders across the state. Topics include changes to the PAT program, advanced pesticides topics, new research and technology, and pesticide related news and events.

Details

  • Dates: April 7 and 8, 2022
  • Location: Springhill Suites, 1601 Baxter Lane, Bozeman, MT 59715; (406) 586-5200
  • Registration: Registration is required by April 1, 2021
  • Fee: $100

 

Hotel Information

A room block is reserved at SpringHill Suites for attendees the nights of April 6, 7 and 8. Please make your own room reservation regardless of how you will pay. If you are a speaker or you choose to use PAT Funds to cover the cost MSU PEP will pay for the room at the event.

Reserve your room before the March 1 cut off date!

Agenda - April 7

  • 10:00 am - Welcome, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 10:05 am - Pesticide Update  (paraquat, chlorpyrifos, picloram, clopyralid, dicamba) and Impacts of COVID-19 on Agriculture in Montana, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 11:05 am - New Tools for Delivering the Private Applicator Exam and Monitoring Attendance, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 12:05 pm - Catered Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Drought and Impacts on Pesticides in Montana, Dr. Tim Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Weed Specialist
  • 1:45 pm - Designing Experimental Test Plots, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Invasive Plant Specialist
  • 2:45 pm - Break
  • 3:00 pm - Rujuvre TN (indaziflam) for Cheatgrass Management, Ben Hauptman, MSU Extension Agent - Granite County
  • 3:45 pm - New Pesticide Education Resources and Kits, Mat Walter, MSU Extension Agent - Lewis and Clark County and Amy Bowser, MSU Extenstion Pesticide Education Technician
  • 4:45 pm - Adjourned

Agenda - April 8

AM Session

  • 8:30 am - Welcome, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 8:35 am - Understanding Montana Pesticide Applicator Behaviors when Teaching, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 9:35 am - The Montana Department of Agriculture Pesticide Team and How They Can Help You
    • Rory Ruffner, MDA Pesticide Program Leader
    • Tari Nyland, MDA Licensing Specialists
    • Lisa Hixson, MDA Pesticide Education Specialist
    • Leea Anderson, MDA Private Applicator Licensing Specialist
    • Shaunie Aklestad, MDA Pesticide Registrations Specialist
    • Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 10:35 am - Break
  • 10:50 am - Managing Grasshoppers and Blister Beetles in Forages, Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Extension Forage Specialist
  • 11:50 am - Surveys and Adjourned

PM Session - MSU Extension Only

  • 12:00 pm - Catered Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - General Extension Polidy and Procedural PEP Updates, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 1:45 pm - How to Use the PEP Advisory Panel, Regional Comments and Roundtable Discussion, All PAT Coordinators
  • 2:30 pm - PEP Recognitions and Awards, Dave Brink, MSU Extension Agent - Mineral County
  • 3:00 pm - Adjourned

Printable Agenda (PDF)

Credits

10 - Dealer      4
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      4
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      4
55 - Regulatory Weed      4
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      4
10 - Dealer      2
30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control      2
39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control      2
55 - Regulatory Weed      2
60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control      2

For More Information

Please contact Amy Bowser at (406) 994-5178 or amy.bowser@montana.edu for more information or questions about the event.

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