Greenhouse IPM and Biocontrol Pesticide Recertification Workshop
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When: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Midland Hills Country Club
2001 Fulham Street
Roseville, Minnesota  55113
United States
Contact: Vera Krischik

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Greenhouse IPM and Biocontrol Pesticide Recertification Workshop

March 5, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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

Cost:  $110.00 - Includes morning coffee, buffet lunch, snacks and free parking.

This program is for Greenhouse IPM managers, growers and applicators. Learn about new pesticides, compatibility of pesticides with biocontrol organisms, identification and management of thrips, aphids, scales, and biostimulants to prevent pathogens.and bringsawareness of the interactions of releasing biocontrol agents and chemical pesticides.

Presenters: Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota Heidi Doering, Koppert; Carter Kent, Bioworks


8:00-8:30        Certification License Information:  MDA
8:40-9:10        Scouting, Monitoring, Tapping, Determining IPM Thresholds:  Heidi Doering, Koppert
9:20-9:50        Thrips, Tospovirus, and their Management: Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota
10:00-10:30    Thrips ID, Thresholds, Insecticides, and Biocontrols: Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota
10:40-11:20     Insecticides and Compatibility with Biocontrols, Choosing the right AI for the Job:  Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota
11:40-12:00     Mites ID, Thresholds, Insecticides, and Biocontrols:  Heidi Doering, Koppert
12:00-12:30     LUNCH
12:30-1:10       Bio-Rationals, Efficacy, Compatibility with Biocontrols:  Carter Kent, Bioworks
1:15 -1:45        Aphids ID, Thresholds, Insecticides, and Biocontrols:  Heidi Doering, Koppert/Carter Kent, Bioworks
1:50-2:20         Strategies for Managing Unanticipated Pests in a Biocontrol Program: Broad Mites, Leaf Hoppers, Flea Beetles, Lace Bugs, Japanese Beetles:  Heidi Doering, Koppert/Carter Kent Bioworks
2:25 - 2:55       Biostimulants and Biofungicides to Prevent Pathogens: Carter Kent, Bioworks
3:00-3:30         Checklist of Practices for Pollinator Friendly Greenhouse and Nursery Program with Insecticides: Vera Krischik, University of Minnesota
3:30                 Adjourn

Register online with a credit card by clicking the blue registration button above.
By attending this workshop, you will earn:
  • Recertification in Categories A (core) and E (turf and ornamentals).
  • 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 2018 need to attend an MDA approved recertification workshop. New pesticide applicators (licensed for the first time in 2019) 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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