The MSU PEP 2020 Webinar Series is an opportunity for Montana private applicators, as well as other pesticide applicators, to attend short education events offered online available for one to three pesticide education credits. 

Attendee Requirements

Attendees must have access to a computer or device connected to the internet (not a phone). Video capabilities are not necessary. Attendees will need to answer polls or Q and A in order to confirm attendance at least every 30 minutes. You must attend the entire event to receive credits. Please have your pesticide license number available during the event as you will need to enter it to receive credits.

WebEx and Registration Instructions

Please register in advance at the links provided below. You can register for all webinars at once. You will be sent emails on how to join each webinar prior to the event. It is helpful to view the WebEx Join Meeting Instructions in advance to make sure your computer is setup to join the webinar. 

 

November 12: Pesticide Fate in the Environment

Date: November 12, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Registration: Online registration required by November 11.

Event Fee: Free

Agenda:

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Pesticide Fate in the Environment, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician

This presentation will discuss what happens to a pesticide once it is applied. Pesticide properties will be covered and how they influence how a pesticide moves and breaks down in the environment. Additionally, issues of concern will be discussed including sensitive sites, drift, pesticide carryover, and pollinators.

December 8: MSU PEP Pesticide Workshop

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Registration: Online registration required by December 7.

Event Fee: Free

Agenda:

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm: Managing Leafy Spurge, Dr. Jane Mangold, MSU Extension Invasive Plant Specialist

Dr. Mangold will discuss integrated pest management methods for dealing with leafy spurge including chemical and non-chemical methods.

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Managing Alfalfa Weevil, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist

Dr. Tharp will discuss integrated pest management options for alfalfa weevil in Montana including chemical and non-chemical options.

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Understanding Drift and Mitigation Strategies, Amy Bowser, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Technician

Mrs. Bowser will discuss what pesticide drift is, when it occurs and how Montana pesticide applicators can reduce drift when applying pesticides.

December 10: Why isn't my pesticide working?

Date: December 10, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Registration: Online registration required by December 9. 

Event Fee: Free

Agenda:

  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm: Why isn't my pesticide working?, Dr. Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist

This presentation will discuss the variety of issues with pesticides that do not work as intended.  This includes factors such as  proper calibration, use of surfactants, importance of environmental conditions, water quality issues, timing and reading and following the pesticide product label.