MNLA/MTGF Pesticide Recertification Workshop - Categories A & E with Optional Category J
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MNLA/MTGF Pesticide Recertification Workshop - Categories A & E with Optional Category J

This is the last opportunity to renew your license in 2018. Register now before the workshop fills up! SPACE IS LIMITED!

When: A & E: 8:00-2:30; A, E & J: 8:00-4:15
Where: North Metro Event Center
1000 Gramsie Road
Shoreview, Minnesota  55126
United States
Contact: 651-633-4987

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By attending the Pesticide Recertification Workshop and having their current license scanned in, applicators will obtain recertification credit. There are 2 Registration Options—Choose the Category Needed to Fulfill Recertification Requirements.


TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS (Please arrive by 7:45 AM to check in)

1) Category A & E:  8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

2) Category A, E & J:  8:00 AM - 4:25 PM


Register by November 2 to take advantage of early registration pricing!




Sessions 1-8:  Category A (Core) and E (Turf & Ornamentals)

8:00 AM—8:30 AM | Session 1.  MDA General Session 

Lauren Werner-Foley, MN Dept. of Agriculture
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will review the basics of pesticide application licensing, certification, recordkeeping and posting turf applications.

8:30 AM—9:00 AM | Session 2.  MDA Case Files Common Violations

Aaron Irber, MN Dept. of Agriculture 

9:00 AM—10:00 AM | Session 3.  Math for Pesticide Application

Sam Bauer, Bauer Turf

10:00 AM—10:15 AM | Break

10:15 AM—10:45 AM | Session 4.  Spray Water Quality and Pesticide Performance

Matt Cavanaugh, Rush Creek Golf Club

10:45 AM—11:15 AM | Session 5.  Culture of Safety

Natalie Hoidal, University of Minnesota

11:15 AM—11:45 AM | Session 6.  Pesticide Exposure/Safety

Natalie Hoidal, University of Minnesota

11:45 AM—12:45 PM | Lunch

12:45 PM—1:45 PM | Session 7.  Environmental IPM Case Studies 

Dean Herzfeld, University of Minnesota

1:45 PM—2:30 PM | Session 8.  Diagnosing and Managing Aphids, Scales and Thrips in Turf, Landscapes and Greenhouse

Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota


— End of Category A & E Workshop 


Session 9: Category J (Forestry, Rights of Way, and Natural Areas)

2:45 PM—4:15 PM | Session 9.  Category J—Forestry, Rights-of-Way, and Natural Areas
Chad Giblin, University of Minnesota


Morning coffee and lunch are included. Parking is free.


Looking for Continuing Education Credits?

  • MNLA-CP: 3 points

  • GCSAA: 0.55

  • ISA: Cat. A & E:  Certified Arborist: 5.5; BCMA-Science: 5.5; Municipal Specialist: 5.5

  • ISA: Cat. A, E & J:  Certified Arborist: 7; BCMA-Science: 7; Municipal Specialist: 7

IMPORTANT:  MDA has changed how they track attendance. Applicator cards are now scanned. You MUST bring your current applicator card to the workshop.


If you do not have your card, you can go to the MDA website:

And search your name! Print out the web version of your card and bring it with you.

Please let all your coworkers who may be attending this workshop know. 



If you have questions regarding your pesticide applicator license, contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture at 651-201-6615. Click Here for a link to the MDA website and information on Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Licensing.


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MNLA/MTGF General Event Refund Policy:

MNLA/MTGF will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days prior to the event. If cancellation is received in the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.

John Loegering has worked on wildlife issues in urban and residential settings for over a decade. He is a regular contributor on wildlife-related topics to the Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and White Earth Summer Science & Math Academy programs. He conducts research on the ecology and management of forest songbirds. During the academic year, he teaches courses in wildlife ecology and management, ornithology, mammalogy, and fisheries at the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus. He is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and H.T. Morse Distinguished Teaching Professor

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