Pesticide Recertification Day MAHSC applied to PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION agencies in VA, DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, TN and WV for approval for this program. In Virginia, MAHSC is approved for 90 Forestry, 91 Ornamentals, 2 Forestry, 3A Ornamentals, 3B Turfgrass, 5A Aquatics, 6 Right-of-Way, 10 Education & Research and 60 Registered Technicians. At time of printing these other states and agencies have approved our course: DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN, and WV. Check www.mahsc.org for updates and category specifics. To recertify, you must pay MAHSC registration, attend classes all day, fill out your state’s paperwork correctly, and pay state renewal fees when due. Renewal fees will be billed directly to you by your state’s pesticide agency during renewal cycle.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7th
7:45 - 8:00 AM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
11:15 AM - 12:15 Pm LUNCH on your own
8:00 - 8:45 AM
12:15 - 12:45 Pm
Joe Roman, Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont America’s groundbreaking, Endangered Species Act was passed nearly 40 years ago. The first listed species to make headlines was the snail darter, a three inch fish that stood in the way of a massive dam on the Little Tennessee River. When the Supreme Court sided with the darter, Congress changed the rules. The dam was built, the river stopped flowing, and the snail darter went extinct on the Little Tennessee. A young Al Gore voted for the dam; freshman congressman Newt Gingrich voted for the fish. Joe Roman explores the Act’s successes, failures, and promise, drawing from personal observation, field interviews, and years of study. Employing methods from the new field of ecological economics, he shows how preserving wildlife can help economies and communities thrive.
Douglas Edwards, Supervisor, Enforcement & Field Operations, VDACS Rohan WIlliams, Compliance Manager, VDACS What's happening in Virginia's pesticide regulatory agency that could affect your business? Will changes at EPA affect you here in Virginia? Find out the latest in this presentation.
The Endangered Species Act: What Have We Learned?
8:45 - 9:30 Am
Weed Watch: New Problems on Roadsides, Stream-banks & In Turf
Debbie Dillion, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension What's new in weeds? Review the top 10 weeds faced by those who manage turf, roadsides, and aquatic areas and learn management strategies. 9:30 - 9:45 Am BREAK 9:45 - 10:30 Am
Ornamental & Turf Disease Updates
Mike Likins, County Agent, Chesterfield County, Virginia Disease outbreaks can be predicted by monitoring environmental conditions, caught early during a regular scouting routine and stopped from spreading with early treatment: cultural or chemical. Review the disease threats that appear annually and hear about some new disease pressures in the landscape and nursery. 10:30 - 11:15 Am
Invasives on the Menu: Aquatic Appetizers and Weedy Greens
Joe Roman, Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont Enjoy an informative talk about Mid-Atlantic invasive species, their origins and how they came to invade our lands. Think you’ve heard about Invasives a thousand times? Joe believes we can best tackle outbreaks of nonnative species, from purslane to Asian carp, by serving them up—for dinner. Instead of assaulting your weeds with herbicides, consider butter & garlic or balsamic vinaigrette. Get some new recipes too.
EPA & VDACS Legal Update
12:45 - 2:00 Pm
The Nose Knows: Detecting Invasive Species - OR - Who Let the Dogs Out?
Monica Errico, Training Specialist, USDA APHIS, National Detector Dog Training Center Thunder the Beagle, Federal Agent, USDA APHIS The sensitivity of a dog’s nose is thousands of times better than a human’s. Learn about the USDA and APHIS’ program utilizing canines to detect invasive species. Meet Thunder, a Beagle trained to detect Asian Longhorned Beetle. This insect pest can be high up in the tree canopy, but Thunder still detects the bug’s scent. An example of your tax dollars at work: protecting hardwoods on four legs, and saving animals from a shelter life. Woof! 2:00 - 2:15 Pm BREAK 2:15 - 2:45 Pm
Insect Baddies – What’s New Out There
Dan Nortman, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Insect pests threaten our landscape plants, and us, while we’re working. Learn how to recognize the baddies, when control is needed, and options to keep everybody looking great—by cultural or chemical means. 2:45 - 3:15 Pm
Protecting Thee and Me: Safe Pesticide Use
Lisa Sanderson, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension This session reviews methods of protecting yourself, others and the environment when mixing, applying, transporting and storing pesticides. You are responsible for safety. 3:15 - 3:30 Pm
Complete Paperwork & End of Program
CEUs = ISA: A,C,M (4.25) Bs (0.5), Bp (0.75), Bm (3), U (2.5)
2013 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course www.mahsc.org