The Pesticide Education Webinar Series offers one-hour presentations on pesticide and pest management related topics for applicators across the state of Montana. Each webinar is worth one private applicator credit and is free to attend. Please register for each individual webinar using the links below. 

Requirements

MSU Extension uses the web conferencing software WebEx for webinars. You are required to view the screen, listen to the audio, and have the ability to type into the chat box. You will need the following to attend a WebEx based webinar:

  • Internet or cell service;
  • Computer and speakers (recommended), phone or tablet with the WebEx Meeting app downloaded.

Instructions on joining a WebEx meeting

How do I receive credits for attending a webinar?

In order to attend one of the webinars below for credits you will need to register in advance using the links provided. Please include your pesticide license number. Login a few minutes early to the webinar. The host will ask you to provide your full name and pesticide license number in the chat box at the beginning and end of the event. You will also be asked to provide your name or answer a question in the middle of the event. You must be present for all attendance checks in order to receive credits.

 

Webinar Series Presentations

December: Understanding Pesticide Drift

  • Date and Time: December 6, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Speaker: Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • Description: Amy Bowser will go over the different types of pesticide drift, what is commonly seen in Montana and knowing when to apply pesticides to reduce drift. She will discuss ways to reduce drift including equipment modifications and understanding weather.

 

  • 10 - Dealer     1
  • 21 - Aerial     1
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control     1
  • 31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control     1
  • 33 - Forest Pest Control     1
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control     1
  • 35 - Seed Treatment     1
  • 36 - Aquatic Pest Control     1
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control     1
  • 38 - Public Health Pest Control     1
  • 39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control     1
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     1
  • 41 - Wood Treatment     1
  • 44 - Special Utility     1
  • 45 - School IPM     1
  • 46 - Piscicide     1
  • 50 - Mosquito Abatement     1
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed     1
  • 56a - Sewer Treatment     1
  • 56c - Biocide Treatment     1
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     1
  • 61 - Private Aquatic Pest Control     1

January: Herbicides: How do they work?

  • Date and Time: January 11, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Speaker: Noelle, Orloff, MSU Associate Extension Specialist
  • Description: Noelle Orloff will discuss commonly used herbicide modes of action and describe how each works within a plant to kill it. Using our knowledge of these modes of action we will also discuss and see examples of herbicide symptoms on plants.

 

  • 10 - Dealer     1
  • 21 - Aerial     1
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control     1
  • 33 - Forest Pest Control     1
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control     1
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control     1
  • 38 - Public Health Pest Control     1
  • 39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control     1
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     1
  • 44 - Special Utility     1
  • 45 - School IPM     1
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed     1
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     1

February: Understanding Formulations and Tank Mixing

  • Date and Time: February 15, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Speaker: Mat Walter, Lewis and Clark County Extension Ag Agent
  • Description: Mat Walter will talk about different pesticide formulations and their main uses. He will discuss using pesticide formulations to increase efficacy of pesticides, as well as to decrease application costs. In addition, he will go over how to properly and safely mix different chemicals for the best results.

 

  • 10 - Dealer     1
  • 21 - Aerial     1
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control     1
  • 31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control     1
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control     1
  • 33 - Forest Pest Control     1
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control     1
  • 35 - Seed Treatment     1
  • 36 - Aquatic Pest Control     1
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control     1
  • 38 - Public Health Pest Control     1
  • 39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control     1
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     1
  • 41 - Wood Treatment     1
  • 44 - Special Utility     1
  • 45 - School IPM     1
  • 46 - Piscicide     1
  • 50 - Mosquito Abatement     1
  • 54 - Rodent     1
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed     1
  • 56a - Sewer Treatment     1
  • 56c - Biocide Treatment     1
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     1
  • 61 - Private Aquatic Pest Control     1

March: Legalities and Principles of Vertebrate Pest Control

  • Date and Time: March 22, 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 am
  • Speaker: Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • Description: This 50-minute presentation reviews the laws and regulations related to the control of vertebrate pests. Attendees will learn about pesticide rules, guidelines and pesticide label technicalities concerning the proper use of pesticides for vertebrate control. In addition, principles related to safe and effective application of vertebrate control methods will be surveyed to show how attendees can obtain the most effect of their control efforts. 

 

  • 10 - Dealer     1
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control     1
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     1
  • 45 - School IPM     1
  • 51 - Predator     1
  • 54 - Rodent     1
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     1

April: Preparing for Pesticide Applications

  • Date and Time: April 13, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Speaker: Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • Description: This presentation will focus on the many ways pesticide applicators can prepare to ensure an accurate and effective pesticide application. Some factors would include: 1) calibrating spray equipment, 2) using IPM to identify a pest problem, 3) purchasing the correct pesticide, 4) timing the application to maximize effectiveness and minimize non-target issues, and 5) understanding surfactants and water quality.

 

  • 10 - Dealer     1
  • 21 - Aerial     1
  • 30 - Agricultural Plant Pest Control     1
  • 31 - Agricultural Animal Pest Control     1
  • 32 - Agricultural Vertebrate Pest Control     1
  • 33 - Forest Pest Control     1
  • 34 - Ornamental and Turf Pest Control     1
  • 35 - Seed Treatment     1
  • 36 - Aquatic Pest Control     1
  • 37 - Right of Way Pest Control     1
  • 38 - Public Health Pest Control     1
  • 39 - Demonstration & Research Pest Control     1
  • 40 - Ind Inst Struct & Health Related     1
  • 41 - Wood Treatment     1
  • 44 - Special Utility     1
  • 45 - School IPM     1
  • 46 - Piscicide     1
  • 50 - Mosquito Abatement     1
  • 51 - Predator     1
  • 54 - Rodent     1
  • 55 - Regulatory Weed     1
  • 56a - Sewer Treatment     1
  • 56c - Biocide Treatment     1
  • 60 - Private Agricultural Pest Control     1
  • 61 - Private Aquatic Pest Control     1

For More Information

For questions regarding these webinars please contact Amy Bowser at (406) 994-5178 or amy.bowser@montana.edu

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