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Wednesday, December 7


Pesticide Certification: Morning Session
8:00: Introduction (Melissa May)

8:05: Laws & Regulations (Melissa May)

8:35: Review of Basics (Richard Houseman)

8:50: Laundering Pesticide Contaminated Clothing (Melissa May)

9:00: BREAK

9:20: Misuse of Pesticides (Melissa May)

9:40: Current Pests Issues (Richard Houseman)
   - Itch Mites
   - Spotted Wing Drosophila
   - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
   - Kissing Bugs

10:05: Importance of Personal Protective Equipment & Health Risks (Brad Fresenburg)

10:25: Groundwater: The Hidden Resource (Video) (Brad Fresenburg)

10:45: BREAK

10:55: Pesticide Waste: Prevention & Disposal Pesticide Emergencies (C.J. Plassmeyer)

11:25:  WPS and RUP Update; and Drift Watch, MU Pollinator Program; Monarch Watch (Melissa May)

11:40: Invasive Species (Brad Fresenburg)

11:55: Pesticide Information on the Web: MU Extension, Plant Protection Programs, MDA, Newsletters, Room assignments for afternoon (Brad Fresenburg)

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Brad Fresenburg

Assistant Extension Professor in Turfgrass Sciences, University of Missouri
Dr. Brad Fresenburg is an Assistant Extension Professor in Turfgrass Sciences at the University of Missouri. He specializes in Sports Turf Management, helps to coordinate the Pesticide Applicator Program and teaches Introductory Turfgrass Management. Brad has been with the University for 27 years.

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Melissa May

Bureau of Pesticide Control, Certification Program Coordinator, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Melissa May is the Certification Program Coordinator with the Bureau of Pesticide Control, Missouri Department of Agriculture.  She manages the state program for certification of pesticide applicators and dealers, recommending courses of action and coordinating efforts within the department, with other state and federal agencies, the regulated industries and the public.  She is responsible for special local need registrations and... Read More →

Tony Pierce

Environmental Specialist, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Tony has worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Hazardous Waste Program's Compliance and Enforcement Section for five years.  In addition to providing compliance assistance for hazardous waste issues, he has assisted with the Pesticide Collection Program and collection activities.
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C.J. Plassmeyer

Pesticide Collection Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
C.J. Plassmeyer is the Pesticide Collection Program Coordinator with the Hazardous Waste Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  He coordinates statewide pesticide collection events for farmers and households of Missouri.  He provides program outreach regarding pesticide waste and necessary steps for regulated pesticide waste disposal.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Pesticide Applicator Training (Rm 104-105)


Pesticide Certification: Afternoon Session
Category Training

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Lee Miller

Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, University of Missouri
Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries, and research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields.

Hank Stelzer

University of Missouri

Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Pesticide Applicator Training (Rm 104-105)