1:00pm – 2:00pm (WCTA code #57-20)
‘Calibration for Pesticide Applications’
Two calibration steps are required to obtain the best results with sprayers. The first step is to calibrate the equipment for the amount of spray volume (water) applied by area. The second step is to calculate the amount of product required for the area covered by the sprayer. This presentation will use labels for pesticides commonly used in turf and lawn maintenance. Participants will practice calculations for proper calibration of different products.
BC: 1.0 Application Technology (approved)
AB: 1 Application Technology (approved)
2:00pm – 3:00pm (WCTA code #58-20)
‘Management of Spray Drift’
Drift is the movement of a spray to off-target locations. It is an important cause of complaints from neighbours and the public. Pesticide users should have a sound understanding of the conditions that cause spray drift and techniques they can use to reduce this problem. The presentation will focus on also review typical symptoms of plant damage caused by herbicides common applied in landscapes.
BC: 1.0 Safety and Environment (approved)
AB: 1 Human Health and Pesticide Safety (approved)