Penn State Extension, University Park, Pennsylvania, will hold its Professional Pest Managers School on Sept. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern at The Chadwick, Wexford, Pennsylvania. The school is designed to provide Pennsylvania licensed applicators a cost-effective way of obtaining multiple pesticide applicator recertification credits. This educational program provides updates on pesticide safety and ornamental and turfgrass pests including classes in turf, landscape, pond maintenance, right-of-way, nursery, indoor pest control and invertebrate pest management, as well as recertification credits.
Pennsylvania pesticide recertification credits are available to Private, Core, Categories 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 18 and 23. There are continuing education credits for Certified Arborists, Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturists and Pennsylvania Registered Landscape Architects.
“It has been a long time since we were able to meet and network with other landscape professionals, learn from knowledgeable instructors and enjoy a good meal together,” says Sandy Feather, Penn State Extension horticulture educator.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is offering Spotted Lantern Permit Training with the exam. There is concern that spotted lanternfly is not on people’s radar in western Pennsylvania because it is not the infestation that it is in the eastern part of the state yet. Allegheny, Beaver and Westmoreland counties are part of the quarantine, and PDA is stepping up permit enforcement.
Registration and other details on the program agenda, pesticide credits and speakers can be found at the extension website.