Cornell Cooperative Extension Offers Virtual Pesticide Applicator Training

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Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program will be offering agricultural producers an opportunity to learn more about pest management and pesticide applications through a virtual training, offered on September 22nd from 9am – 10:50am or September 24th from 6pm – 7:50pm. Pictured are Japanese beetles feeding on corn silks.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program will be offering agricultural producers an opportunity to learn more about pest management and pesticide applications through a virtual training, offered on September 22nd from 9am – 10:50am or September 24th from 6pm – 7:50pm. Pictured are Japanese beetles feeding on corn silks.

A live learning opportunity to review pesticide use and obtain DEC Recertification Credits on September 22nd from 9am – 10:50am or September 24th from 6pm – 7:50pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) will be offering a virtual training opportunity for agricultural producers to learn more about pesticide use on their farm. The training will take place on Tuesday, September 22nd from 9am – 10:50am, with a repeated presentation scheduled for Thursday, September 24th from 6pm – 7:50pm. The cost to register for the training is $20/person, and registration is available by visiting https://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; and more! The course instructor will be Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and the event will include an interactive question and answer session.

1.75 pesticide credits in the CORE category have been approved for this event, 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 https://swnydlfc.cce.cornell.edu/events.php. For questions, contact Josh Putman at jap473@cornell.edu or 716-490-5572.

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program specialists are here to help provide research-based resources and support during this challenging time. Their team of four specialists includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522 or kaw249@cornell.edu); Joshua Putman, Field Crops (716-490-5572 or jap472@cornell.edu); Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management (517-416-0386 or amd453@cornell.edu); and Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844 or amb544@cornell.edu). While specialists are working remotely at this time, they are still offering consultations via phone, text, email, videoconferencing, and mail. They are also providing weekly updates with timely resources and connections via email and hardcopy and virtual programming. For more information, or to be added to their notification list, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Team Leader, at 716-640-0522, kaw249@cornell.edu or visit their website swnydlfc.cornell.edu.

The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is the newest Cornell Cooperative Extension regional program and covers Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties. The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops regional specialists work with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that influence the agricultural industry in New York by offering educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the Southwestern New York Region. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Josh Putman at 716-490-5572 or email
jap473@cornell.edu. For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, contact your county’s Association Executive Director. Allegany County – Laura Hunsberger, lkh47@cornell.edu or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County – Dick Rivers, rer263@cornell.edu or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County – Emily Reynolds, eck47@cornell.edu or 716-664-9502. Erie County – Diane Held, dbh24@cornell.edu or 716-652-5400. Steuben County – Tess McKinley, tsm223@cornell.edu, or 607-664-2301.