WSDA Hands On Pesticide Training

WSDA Hands On Pesticide Training

WSDA Hands On Pesticide Training. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.

It will soon be time to get in the middle of the orchard and take care of those nasty little pests and that of course has to be done safely. Kirk Mayer, manager of the Washington Growers Clearing House Association talks about an upcoming pesticide training session.

MAYER: It’s a one day training program that covers personal protective equipment, clean up, decontamination, respiratory protection, etc. and participants will earn a WPS handler training card or 6 pesticide recertification credits.

Mayer says that anybody that handles pesticides would benefit from this particular program.

MAYER: Reading the label will be covered so whenever changes occur of course it will be included in whatever label for that particular material. And so they will help people understand the label and understand where particular information is on the label.

The class takes place On April 12, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Wenatchee at the Washington Apple Commission Building and Mayer says the class is filling up so if you want to include your workers, contact the Growers Clearing House now.

This session is co-sponsored by the Growers Clearing House and the Washington State Horticultural Association. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The cost to participate is $25. Participants will receive a Workers Protection Standard card documenting training and which is good for five years. Contact the Clearing House to register. 

That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.

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