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About: The 2020 PEP Update is for pesticide educators across the state covering current pesticide events, changes to the program, new and updated resources, as well as advance pesticide education topics.  

Date: November 4-6, 2020

Location: Online. Instructions for Using WebEx.

Fee: $0

Registration: Mandatory; Register Online

Agenda - Day 1 (November 4)

  • 9:00 am Welcome
    • Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 9:05 am Glyphosate and Paraquat: Use at Harvest; Health Risks and Foreign Market Impacts
    • Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 10:00 am Neonicotinoids: Pollinator Risk and Investigation of Deer Toxicity
    • Dr. Jonathon Lundgren, Director ECDYSIS Foundation, CEO Blue Dash Farmer
  • 11:00 am Vertebrate Pests and Risk to Human Health
    • Stephen Vantassel, MDA Vertebrate Pest Specialist
  • 12:00 pm Adjourn

Agenda - Day 2 (November 5)

  • 9:00 am Common Insect Pests in Greenhouses
    • Dr. Laurie Kerzicnik, MSU Extension Insect Diagnostician
  • 9:45 am Common Diseases in Greenhouses
    • Dr. Eva Grimme, MSU Extension Plant Disease Diagnostician
  • 10:30 am Hints to Managing Greenhouse Pests
    • David Baumbauer, MSU Plant Growth Center Manager
  • 11:15 am Pesticide Education Update: Paraquat, Legal Pesticides for Hemp, and COVID-19 Update in Education,
    • Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 12:00 pm Adjourn

Agenda - Day 3 (November 6)

  • 8:00 am Drift in Montana and Mitigation Strategies
    • Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 9:00 am Montana Insecticide, Fungicide and Herbicide Resistance
    • Dr. Uta McKelvy, MSU Extension Plant Pathologist
    • Dr. Timothy Seipel, MSU Extension Cropland Specialist
  • 10:30 am Survey Instructions and Non-Extension Adjourned
    • Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician

Agenda - Day 3 (November 6) MSU Extension Only

  • 10:35 New Resources, Future Programs and Procedural PEP Updates (i.e. Fumigant Exams; New C and T Rule Proposal, COVID-19, etc.)
    • Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist
  • 11:10 am Regional Roundtable Discussion (i.e. C and T Rule, Initial Trainings, COVID-19 policies and other concerns)
    • All coordinators by district
  • 11:45 am 2020 PEP Recognitions and Awards
    • Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician
  • 12:00 pm Adjourned

 

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Contact Information

For more information about this event contact Amy Bowser at (406) 994-5178 or amy.bowser@montana.edu.