Your schools and integrated pest management workshop in Twin Falls

Your schools and integrated pest management workshop in Twin Falls Monday, October 18, 2010 8:34 AM CDT BOISE, Idaho 

 The Idaho State Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a workshop related to the use of pesticides in urban situations such as schools and public properties. This is a full day workshop and pre-registration is requested. The workshop will be held on October 26, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the: College of Southern Idaho Taylor Building Room 276 315 Falls Avenue Twin Falls, Idaho 83303 The agenda includes: an introduction to the concept of integrated pest management (IPM), why IPM is good business (demonstrated with real situations), and the key elements to IPM control strategies. Specific pest issues such as bed bugs, head lice, hobo spiders, mosquitoes, yellow jackets, ants, mice, rats, weeds, molds, plant diseases, birds and other pests of local interest will be discussed in the course of the workshop. Cultural practices to maintain healthy larger plants in the landscape and pesticide safety will also be addressed during the workshop. The emphasis of the workshop is to make the appropriate pest management decisions to maximize the control of the pest while minimizing the potential exposure of man and the environment to pesticide residues. Resources such as EPA’s web based Healthy School Environmental Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) and School IPM 2015 plus Regional IPM Centers will be discussed. 6 Recertification credits for Licensed Pesticide Applicators will be available. There will be no charge for this training.

 The class room size is limited please pre-register to reserve your seat. ISDA contact for pre-registration: Bob Hays, 1-208-332-8661or 208-332-8605 or