John Erwin's Greenhouse Biocontrol Pesticide Recertification Workshop
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When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
Roseville, Minnesota  55113
United States
Contact: Vera Krischik

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IPM BC Greenhouse Recertification Workshop for MDA Pesticide License

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Midland Hills Country Club | 2001 Fulham Street | Roseville, MN  55113

Cost:  $90.00 - Includes morning coffee, buffet lunch and free parking.

This program appeals to IPM managers, growers and applicators, and brings awareness of the interactions of releasing biocontrol agents and chemical pesticides.


John Erwin, UM; Vera Krischik, UM; Dean Herzfeld, UM; Heidi Doering, Koppert; Andy Petersen, Dosatron; Dan Peck, Bioworks


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM       MN Depart Ag, Certification information:   Alice Waller, MDA
8:40 AM - 9:10 AM       Compatibility of insecticides with biocontrol (BC):  Vera Krischik, UM
9:20 AM - 9:50 AM       Compatibility of growth regulators + fungicides + BC:  John Erwin, UM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Conventional, organic pesticides food crops, herbs:  Heidi Doering, Koppert
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM    Pesticide labels, understanding REI, PPE, PHI, boxes:  Vera Krischik, UM
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM    Simultaneous slide show and live biocontrol specimens:   Vera Krischik, UM; Heidi Doering, Koppert
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM    LUNCH
12:30 PM - 1:10 PM      Grower Panel: Efficacy, improved worker safety, and cost effectiveness of BC, Is it worth the risk? 
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM        Best use practices for biopesticides and biocontrol:  Dan Peck, BioWorks
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM        Proper calibration, importance of REI, and tank mixes:  Andy Petersen, Dosatron
2:25 PM - 2:55 PM        Safe application, handling, and PPE:   Dean Herzfeld, UM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM        GH IPM with pollinator conservation:  Vera Krischik, UM
3:30 PM                         Adjourn

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By attending this workshop, you will earn:

  • Recertification credit for 2019 and 2020 in categories A (core) and E (turf and ornamentals); this is a requirement for your pesticide applicator license.
  • If you’re not sure you need to recertify check the “recertify by date” on your applicator’s license ID card; or review your license information on the MDA website. All applicators are still required to annually renew their license with the MDA.

Minnesota pesticide applicators licensed in Categories A and E who last attended a workshop in 2017 need to attend an MDA approved recertification workshop. New pesticide applicators (licensed for the first time in 2018) need to attend a workshop, too. Attendance at an approved recertification workshop once every two years fulfills the recertification requirement in Categories A and E by licensed commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators. Some license categories require recertification more often.


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