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Virtual training for pesticide use set

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program will offer a virtual training opportunity for agricultural producers to learn more about pesticide use on their farm.

The training will take place Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. with a repeated presentation scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 7:50 p.m. The cost to register for the training is $20 a person, and registration is available by visiting swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php.

Topics to be covered during the training include: pesticide application certification; state laws and regulations; safety precautions; understanding pesticide labels, formulations, and mixing; selecting and calibrating equipment; record keeping; storage and disposal. The course instructor will be Josh Putman, field crops specialist, and the event will include an interactive question and answer session.

The course has been approved for 1.75 pesticide credits in the CORE category and a confirmation email will be sent to participants prior to the training with information for accessing the virtual classroom. Those looking to receive recertification credits will need to have audio and video capabilities by using a computer, tablet, or smart phone, and their applicator license on hand. Producers should select the time that best fits their schedules and register by visiting swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php. For more information, contact Josh Putman at jap473@cornell.edu or 490-5572.

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