Details

  • Program #: 22-03
  • Date: March 8, 2022
  • Location: Cottonwood Inn, 54250 US-2, Glasgow, MT 59230
  • Registration: Registration is encourage with walk-ins welcome by March 7. To register contact Shelley Mills at (406) 228-6241 or smills@montana.edu
  • Fee: Free
  • Lunch: Not provided

License Fee

In order to obtain your Montana Private Applicator license after attending this event you must mail in the application along with the appropriate license fee. Valley County is in Private Applicator District 4. The license fee for District 4 in 2022 is $60. Please bring a check or cash to cover this amount.

Agenda

Printable agenda

  • 7:30 - 7:45 am: Registration
  • 7:45 - 8:15 am: Private Applicator License, Inga Hawbaker, MSU Extension Agent - Daniels County

    Applicators will learn what pesticides are, the difference between general use and restricted use pesticides, the importance of the license number, how to stay certified, pesticide fees, and what you can and can’t do with your license.

  • 8:15 - 8:30 am: Tribal License, Wendy Becker, MSU Extension Agent - Roosevelt County

This topic will cover the Tribal License, how to apply for it, and the laws regarding pesticide applications on MT tribal lands.

  • 8:30 - 9:20 am: Pesticide Labels, Wendy Becker, MSU Extension Agent - Roosevelt County             

This will cover the importance of reading the label and how to understand the label. The presentation will cover active versus inert ingredients, signal words, restricted entry interval, product rates, pesticide storage, disposal information, and importance of crop and site locations.

  • 9:20 - 9:30 am: Break 
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am: Integrated Pest Management, Ken Nelson, MSU Extension Agent - McCone County

This section includes the definition of IPM and its benefits. Applicators will learn about economic thresholds and economic injury levels. The presentation will also cover monitoring techniques, pest identification, control methods (chemical, cultural, biocontrol, transgenic, and mechanical), and resistance management.

  • 10:30 - 12:00 pm: Calibration of Pesticide Spray Equipment, Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist

This section includes the definition of IPM and its benefits. Applicators will learn about economic thresholds and economic injury levels. The presentation will also cover monitoring techniques, pest identification, control methods (chemical, cultural, biocontrol, transgenic, and mechanical), and resistance management.

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch on your own

  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm: Pesticide Safety and PPE, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician

    Pesticide safety covers acute and chronic toxicity, the four routes of exposure, pesticide formulations, applicator safety, liquid versus dry formulations, LD50, signal words, and how the human body processes toxic substances. Additional topics include personal protective equipment (PPE), laundering clothing, proper storage, and procedures for poisoning.

  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm: Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Diana DeYoung, Montana Department of Agriculture      

This presentation will cover the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Montana Pesticides Act, Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, and other Montana laws and regulations. Includes information on recordkeeping of pesticide applications.

  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Environmental Fate, Shelley Mills, MSU Extension Agent - Valley County

Applicators will learn pesticide properties and how they depend on and react to environmental conditions such as humidity, wind, and temperature. Applicators will cover topics including contamination, drift, volatilization, persistence, and pesticide degradation in the soil. Applicators will learn how to mitigate the impacts, including soil and pesticide properties, pesticide movement and drift.

  • 4:30 - 5:25 pm: Review and Exam, Shelley Mills, MSU Extension Agent - Valley County

  • 5:15 pm: Adjourn

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