BOZEMAN – A free forum on new technologies in pesticide education, weeds and insect management will be offered Thursday, Dec. 5, in Bozeman.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Comfort Inn. Those who wish to attend should pre-register by contacting Montana State University Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp at email@example.com or (406) 994-5067.
The program will be worth four private applicator credits, as well as three commercial/government credits in the categories of aerial, dealer, ag plant pest, forest pest, ornamental and turf, right of way, and regulatory weed.
The agenda is:
10 a.m. – Welcome.
10:10 a.m. – Using technologies in pesticide education. Presentation by Tharp. Technologies to be discussed include web resources, digital tools and mobile apps.
11 a.m. -- Break.
11:15 a.m. – How to effectively and efficiently identify your pest with a digital diagnosis. Presentation by MSU Plant Pathologist Mary Burrows.
Noon: -- Catered lunch.
1 p.m. – Using technology when making weed management decisions. Presentation by Cropland Weed Specialist Fabian Menalled and Invasive Plant Specialist Jane Mangold.
1:45 p.m. – Integrated Pest Management Technology in and around the home and garden. Presentation by Extension Horticulture Specialist Toby Day.
2:30 p.m. – Open forum where audience members will discuss new technologies – what works and what doesn’t.
3 p.m. – Adjourn.
The forum is co-sponsored by MSU Extension and Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education).
Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or firstname.lastname@example.org