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Pesticide License Recertification Credit Classes

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WSU Stevens County Extension 2021

Online Pesticide License Re-certification Event


Details Related to this Event

Given this year’s COVID-19 continued restrictions on group size for meetings and masking requirements, our Pesticide Recertification event this year will be held online.  We’ll still offer six pesticide credit sessions total but they’ll be offered two per night, three nights in a row, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Dates for this event are Tuesday, Dec 14th, Wednesday Dec 15th, and Thursday Dec 16th.  Each individual session will be standalone, unlike our normal in-person sessions, so you’re welcome to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.

In order to participate, you’ll need to be able to connect to the web meeting through a computer or mobile device and maintain a broadband connection through the whole session. Pre-register by December 13 with your name and pesticide license number and then during the session we’ll ask you to respond to a question in the chat-box feature of the web meeting tool.  This will be our record of your attendance to the session that we’ll submit to the WSDA for pesticide credits.

Web meeting details (please pre-register by December 13):

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Agenda for Tuesday December 14th, 2020

2:50 – 3:00  Web Meeting login instructions from WSU Stevens County Extension Staff
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Updates and changes to new regulations at the Washington State Department of Agriculture

Presented by Aaron Brown, Pesticide Compliance Investigator, WSDA


Understand what changes will affect pesticide usage so you can prepare and be ready for next year.


4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Asian giant hornets and preventing their establishment

Presented by Cassie Cichorz, Asian Giant Hornet Outreach & Education Specialist, WSDA


Asian giant hornet, an invasive species native to Asia, is the largest hornet in the world. In December 2019 the first Asian giant hornet was confirmed in Blaine WA. Asian giant hornet poses a serious threat to honeybee populations, human health, and sustainable agriculture in Washington. This session will cover their biology, highlight pest management, detail the above threats, and identify common imposters. Join this webinar to learn about Asian giant hornets, and what you can do to prevent their spread.

Agenda for Wednesday, December 15th, 2020

2:50 – 3:00 Understanding Pesticide Labels
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Hay, Range and Pasture Treatments

Presented by Rachel Bomberger, M.S., Pesticide Resources and Education, WSU Department of Entomology


Learn common issues with understanding labels and some of the services Washington State University offers, including the Pesticide Information Center Online (PICOL).

4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Common Toxicities and Plants that can be Problematic in Livestock

Presented by Patricia A. Talcott, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ABVT, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine


This presentation will cover clinical syndromes associated with poisonous plants in Eastern WA, along with pesticides and other toxicities of interest to livestock producers in the area.

Agenda for Thursday, December 16th, 2020

2:50 – 3:00  Web Meeting login instructions from WSU Stevens County Extension Staff
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Forestry Pest Control

Presented by Phil Anderson, Northeast Washington Intensive Silviculturist


This presentation will discuss ground herbicide applications with specific emphasis on applicability of spot applications and broadcast applications, including effective herbicide selection, application techniques, and species focus.

4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Overview of Common Forest Pests

Presented by Melissa Fischer, Forest Health Specialist, DNR


In his session, Melissa will share an overview of common forest pests, including life cycles and species association, and commonly used pesticides and adaptive management practices.