Pesticide Continuing Education
Free Pesticide Continuing Education Credits Offered at ShowFarmers, 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 sessions. License holders should bring their pesticide license card or number to register on-site.
Wednesday, January 31
The Latest in Agricultural Spraying
Presented by Clay deGruy, Greenleaf Technologies
This presentation will focus on new methods and technologies in agricultural spraying, and the ideal application uses for these innovations. Topics covered will include Pulse-Width Modulation systems and compatible nozzles, drop systems for in-canopy spraying or fertilizer applications, high-pressure airblast spray systems, drone spraying, and machine assisted spot spraying technologies. (The uses and benefits of conventional spraying will also be discussed.)
This course has been approved for the following credits by the Pesticide Division of the NC Department of Agriculture: N,O,D,X
Wednesday, January 31
When Turfgrass Management becomes Pests Management
Presented by Grady Miller, NC State University
Seminar attendees will become familiar with the Best Management Practices of NC turfgrasses, both cool- and warm-season species. These concepts can be applied to any turfgrass area. Seminar attendee will be presented with pest management options, primarily focusing on the use of pesticides for managing weeds, insects, and diseases in turfgrasses. Seminar attendees will learn about the availability of NC State resources related to turfgrass care. (electronic resources).
Lawns are more than attractive recreational spaces for homes and communities; they also serve many useful purposes. And while people enjoy turfgrass areas, so do many pests. This program will provide an overview of some of the BMPs for NC turfgrasses, including turfgrass selection and primary management aspects, before getting into control of some of the common turfgrass pests---insects, diseases, and weeds. This presentation will also introduce to the attendees resources they can use for further investigations.
This course has been approved for the following credits by the Pesticide Division of the NC Department of Agriculture: L,N,D,X