6:30am - 6:50am Registration
6:50am - 7:00am Welcome and Introduction
7:00am - 8:00am The Last Resort in IPM | Kirti Mathura
It’s best to depend on The Top Three in landscape maintenance - Good Cultural Practices, and Biological along with Physical/Mechanical Control of problems. In some circumstances, Chemicals might be required to combine with these worthy approaches. We need to know when their use if valid, which to use, and how. Many organic pesticides are on the market. We’ll take a look at a few of these options as part of an IPM program.
8:00am - 9:00am Recognizing, Responding to and Preventing Pesticide Exposure | Jennifer Weber
Through this session, participants will receive information on how to recognize and prevent pesticide exposure situations and heat stress; the routes of exposure; the acute and chronic health effects of pesticide exposure; and how to find first aid information on labels and safety data sheets so they can properly respond to pesticide exposure situations at the worksite.
9:00am - 9:15am Break
9:15am - 10:15am Trees Talk with their Leaves | Rebecca Senior
As practitioners of plant health care our “patients” cannot tell us where it hurts. But we can learn to listen to ways they do communicate, primarily through their leaves. We will look at trees leaves to help with one of the most important first questions when evaluating a tree in decline, is the cause abiotic or biotic. Misdiagnosis of the cause of tree decline can lead to misuse of chemicals or other mitigation procedures and like people the wrong treatment often leads to more harm to the patient, applicator, and environment.
10:15am - 11:15am Pests and Problems of Landscape Trees – Under Study at UArizona Cooperative Extension| Michael Chamberland
Cooperative Extension seeks to answer landscape and garden questions from the public and from the Horticulture Industry. This talk will highlight several problems of landscape trees which are under study by Extension Agents and researchers at the University of Arizona.
11:15am - 11:30am Adjourn & CEU Sign-up