EPA Announces May 10 Webinar on Submitting Incident Information on Pet Spot-on Flea and Tick Products to EPA

On May 10, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 pm ET, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a webinar for registrants of pet spot-on flea and tick products to instruct them on new templates that will now be encouraged for use when reporting incidents stemming from the use of these products. This is part of an EPA effort to obtain better incident information to improve the regulation of pet Spot-on flea and tick products.

Over the past year, EPA conducted a pilot project with five volunteer registrants to determine the usability and feasibility of the templates in providing the Agency with information needed to improve the regulation of pet-spot-on flea and tick products. Although registrants have been submitting the incident data required under FIFRA section 6 (a)(2), including the more detailed reports required in 2010, those data submissions lacked consistent terminology and a common format, which made it difficult to use the data for regulatory purposes. Continue reading

Webinar: A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America

This webinar will examine the biology, disease cycle, and history of white pine blister rust in North America and provide information on cultural control methods and resistance breeding programs for western white pine and whitebark pine. Continue reading

2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Misidentified Pests in the Landscape

The 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar for March is next Friday, March 2 at 2 pm Eastern time.

 Pests in the landscape?? We deal with it everyday. Did you know that many pesticides are often misused simply because the pest was not identified correctly? Beneficial insects also feel the wrath of our misuse. Let’s learn about some of our Misidentified Pests in the Landscape in this webinar presented by Erfan Vafaie, Texas A& M Agrilife Extension.  The link to the event is:  https://auburn.zoom.us/webinar/209793415   Note: on March 2, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message Continue reading

Register for the Spray Drift Management Webinar

On March 15, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, EPA will offer a Strategies for Managing Pesticide Spray Drift Webinar. This webinar is tailored for growers, pesticide applicators, and other interested stakeholders who work with pesticides and pesticide application equipment.

Pesticide spray drift is the movement of pesticide dust or droplets through the air — at the time of application or soon after — to any site other than the area intended. Spray drift can affect people’s health, damage nearby crops, and pose a risk to non-target organisms. This webinar will focus on strategies for reducing pesticide spray drift. Continue reading

WEBINAR: Managing Rose Rosette Disease in the Landscape

Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) has been making an unwelcome appearance in landscapes across the United States. A virus carried by an eriophyid mite, this disease can affect all cultivated roses, including shrubs, hybrid teas, floribunda, grandifloras, and miniatures. Researchers and breeders are hard at work developing solutions to combat RRD. In the meantime, there are many steps landscapers can take to help prevent its spread.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this free webinar hosted by Star Roses and Plants and presented by a panel of RRD experts. Continue reading

It’s not a disease (or is it?): managing tree and forest health in palms, pines, and more

This webinar will cover new and emerging diseases in tree species ranging from palms to pines. The webinar will also discuss some issues that appear as diseases, but are caused by abiotic or human factors (including pesticide damage). Sponsored by the Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Date and Time: February 21, 2018 at 1 PM ET

Speaker: Carrie Harmon, Southern Plant Diagnostic Network

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Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village

Webinar: It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village: IPM for a Healthier Home and Community

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, Followed by a live Q&A session 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Continue reading