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North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC

Pesticide Continuing Education

Free NC Pesticide Continuing Education Credits Offered at Show

Farmers, landscapers and other holders of a pesticide application license from the NC Department of Agriculture, will have the opportunity to gain two hours of continuing education credits at this year's show. These sessions will take place Wednesday morning in the Holshouser Building.
There is no charge or pre-registration for these sessionsLicense holders should bring their card or number to register on-site.

Spray Nozzle Selection and Use

9:30 am
Wednesday, February 2
Holshouser Building

This session will provide an overview of spray nozzles used in agriculture over the last 40 years, including various designs and spray applications.  Discussed will be droplet size, color code classifications for both nozzle size and droplet spectrum, matching the nozzle to the application, balancing drift control and efficacy, chemical labels, and recent developments in application technology, such as pulse width modulation. We will also discuss high pressure applications for orchard, vineyard and specialty fruits and vegetable crops. Included will be information on selecting nozzles based on spacing, travel speed, and carrier rate.
Clay deGruy, with Greenleaf Technologies, will present the session

This course has been approved for the following one-hour credits by the Pesticide Division of the NC Department of Agriculture: A,B,G,H,I

Using and IPM Approach for Difficult Pests in Warm and Cool Season Turf

10:45 am
Wednesday, February 2
Holshouser Building
This session will provide information on effective control for common turfgrass pests found in commercial and residential lawns in North Carolina.  Participants will learn how to develop a seasonal pesticide maintenance plan for cool and warm season turf. Understanding how and when to control pests in cool and warm season using an IPM approach is critical to long-term success.  Managing turfgrass pests using preventative disease, insect, and weed strategies may provide longer pest control with fewer pesticide applications. Participants will learn how to develop specific programs for reduction of disease, insect, and weed activity, taking advantage of cultural, biological and chemical strategies. The instructor for the session will be Matt Martin, Extension Associate - Turfgrass, NCSU Crop Science Dept. 

This course has been approved for the following one-hour credits by the Pesticide Division of the NC Department of Agriculture:  L,N,D,X
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