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 safely using pesticides on their farm.

The CORE Pesticide Training will take place on Tuesday, July 14, from 9 to 10:50 a.m. with a repeated presentation scheduled for Tuesday, July 21, 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; and storage and disposal. The course instructor will be Josh Putman, field crops specialist with SWNYDLFC, and the event will include an interactive question and answer session.

Those completing the course can receive 1.75 pesticide credits in the CORE category; 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 or calling Putman at 490-5572.

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.

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