Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring Pest Management Training 2013

Skunk and armadillo control is one of the topics covered in
this spring's pest management training.
I thought I would share an upcoming training opportunity that might be of interest to Insects in the City readers around north Texas. Next week, March 7, is the Spring Pest Management Seminar at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas. This year's program should be a good one, and (if you need it) will provide you with all the CEUs you need for another year, whether you are a certified non-commercial applicator through TDA, or licensed through the Structural Pest Control Service with categories in pest control, turf and ornamental, and weed control.

This year's speakers include Janet Hurley, providing an update on the new pyrethroid rules, Charles Adams with Sherman ISD speaking on skunk and armadillo control, Ross Eckstein from Syngenta covering weed control, Dr. John Rowland with Bayer Environmental Science talking about insects of urban landscapes, and me, talking about mosquito control.  Three of our speakers are new to the seminar series, so this will be a great opportunity to get fresh insights and new IPM information.  I'm especially interested in the skunk and armadillo talk from Charles Adams.  Charles has many years of experience in school IPM and running his own wildlife control business. I've listened to Charles teach, and he really knows his wildlife.

Registration is online and can be accessed here--type in keywords "Spring IPM".  For a copy of the program brochure, click here.  Cost is $70 if you get your application in by March 4, otherwise it's $85 at the door.  Lunch (brisquet and chicken BBQ) is provided.  Hope to see you there.

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