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Green Industry Winter Updates—Webinars Announced

Posted: January 19, 2016

Learn and earn pesticide re-certification credits from the comfort of your home or office. Each of the two-hour long webinars will feature two speakers from the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team.

Registration Details

Registration is required.

The first speaker will deliver a one hour core topic with practical information on selecting, mixing or applying pesticides more safely. The second speaker will deliver a timely, researched-based presentation on a category topic that will prepare green industry professionals for the coming season.

Participants can participate in the live webinar, or watch a recorded version of the webinar that will be available for one week following the live webinar. After completing the webinar, participants will be given a link to a quiz to review the content of the webinar. Participants must earn 70% and then will receive PDA pesticide applicator re-certification credits for the webinar.

Accessing the Webinars

We recommend accessing the webinars over a computer for the best experience, but you may also access the live webinar on a mobile device. Make sure the speakers on your computer are functioning; you will need them to hear the webinar. When you register for the live webinar, we will email a link to the webinar to you. We will be using Adobe Connect for our webinar. You can test your computer in advance by running the Adobe Connect Connection Test.  Following the Live webinar, we will send an email that will include the recorded webinar link and the link to your quiz.

If you are using a mobile device to view the live webinar, you will need to first download the app. The app is a free download for Apple and Android devices. Please download the app in advance to make sure your mobile device can support the app. When connecting to the live presentation you will need to enter the entire URL for the meeting address. Most mobile devices do not support viewing the recorded presentation. If you have already downloaded the app, please check for updates prior to the event.

2016 Sessions

Wednesday, January 27

Live webinar 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Recording available from Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. until Feb. 2, 11:00 p.m.
Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 05, 06, 18, 23, PC

Topics:

  • Calculations for Mixing Small Amounts of Pesticides presented by Lee Stivers, Penn State Extension Educator
  • Preventing Pesticide Resistance presented by Kathy Salisbury, Penn State Extension Educator
  • Invasive Insects presented by Tim Abbey, Penn State Extension Educator

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Live webinar 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Recording available from Feb. 17 at 4:30p.m. until Feb. 23, 11:00 p.m.
Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 06, 07, 10, 18, 23, PC

Topics:

  • Reading and Using the Pesticide Label presented by Sandy Feather, Penn State Extension Educator
  • Top Tips for Pesticide Applicators presented by Bill Riden, Penn State Pesticide Education Specialist
  • Technology for Pesticide Applicator in Ornamental Landscapes and Turfgrass presented by Tim Abbey and Tanner Delvalle, Penn State Extension Educators

Monday, February 29, 2016

Live webinar 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Recording available from Feb. 29 at 4:30p.m. until March 6, 11:00 p.m.
Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 05, 06, 07, 10, 18, 23, PC

Topics:

  • Protecting Pollinators in the Ornamental Landscape presented by Ruth Benner, Penn State Extension Educator
  • Invasive Weeds presented by Kathy Salisbury, Penn State Extension Educator

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Live webinar 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Recording available from March 15 at 4:30p.m. until March 21, 11:00 p.m.
Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 06, 07, 18, 23, PC

Topics:

  • Pesticide Exposure: Reducing Risk to Yourself and Your Family presented by Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State Extension Educator
  • Fate of Pesticides in the Environment presented by Tommy McCann, Penn State Extension Educator
  • Plant Health Care Diagnostics: How to Distinguish between Abiotic Disorders and Biological Invaders in Lawns and Landscapes presented by Tom Ford, Penn State Extension Educator

Registration and Information

Contact Information

Ruth Benner
  • Extension Educator
Phone: 814-825-0900