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2023 Western Colorado Pest Management Workshop

February 14-15

Victory Life Church

2066 Highway 6 & 50 Fruita, CO


FEES


Commercial Applicators*
(Qualified Supervisors/Certified Operators): $130

Private Applicators, Technicians, Others: $65

*To receive credit in ANY of the numbered categories you must register as a commercial applicator

Additional Fees
Late Fee (if registration is received after 02/08/2023): $20/person
Pay at the Door Fee: $30/person

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be received by:
02/03/2023-Full refund
02/10/2023-50% refund
No refund after 02/10/2023


Click here to register online
or
Call to register or request a refund 970-244-1834

Click here for hotel information


Continuing education credits are also available for commercial pesticide applicators licensed in UT, NM, WY. If other state credits are needed please contact us no later than 30 days prior to the workshop, and we will try to make arrangements.


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Tentative Schedule

Click the link for a printable version of most up-to-date PMW brochure.

Tuesday AM, February 14th

Core Categories


Main Auditorium

TimeCategory
Title
Speaker
8:00-9:00Pesticides & Their Families &
Environmental Protection
Lisa Blecker
CSU-Ft. Collins
9:00-10:00Laws & Regulations I & II
Updates
Audrey Bledon
Colorado Dept. of Ag
10:00-10:30Break-Thank You to Our Sponsors
10:30-11:30Public Safety & Use of PesticidesSarah Hirnyck
CSU-Ft. Collins
11:30-12:00Applicator SafetyLisa Blecker
CSU-Ft. Collins
12:00-1:00Box lunch provided at Victory Life Church
(Included with registration fee)

Tuesday PM, February 14th

Agriculture Session
*

Upstairs Auditorium

TimeCategory
Title
Speaker
1:00-2:00108 Aquatic Pest Control
Aquatic Safety: Past, Present, and Future
Teresa Nees
2:00-3:00101 Ag Insect Control
Using Drones to Apply Insecticides
Joye Sanders
HSE-UAV
3:00-3:15Break
3:15-4:15102 Ag Disease Control
Powdery Mildew
Dr. Amy Hauver
CSU-Garfield Co.
4:15-5:15103 Ag Weed Control
Applying Herbicides and Drones
Veronica Hall
Rantizo
*You must register as a commercial applicator to receive credit in any of these categories.

Tuesday PM, February 14th

Turf & Ornamental Session
*

Main Auditorium

TimeCategory
Title
Speaker
1:00-2:00207 (1) Ornamental
Japanese Beetle in Grand Junction
Susan Carter
CSU-Chaffee Co.
2:00-3:00206 (1) Turf Insects
Turf Insect Management
Dr. Tony Koski
CSU-Ft. Collins
3:00-3:15Break
3:15-4:15206 (2) Turf Diseases
Turf Disease Management
Dr. Tony Koski
CSU-Ft. Collins
4:15-5:15207 (2) Ornamental
Characteristics of Insecticides in Ornamental and Turfgrass
Dr. Whitney Cranshaw
CSU-retired
*You must register as a commercial applicator to receive credit in any of these categories.

Wednesday AM, February 15th


Natural Resources Session
*

Main Auditorium

TimeCategory
Title
Speaker
8:00-9:00106 Forest Pest Control
Ash and Elm Bark Beetles and Tree Diversity
Kamie Long
Colorado State Forest Service
9:00-10:00107 Rangeland Pest Control
Noxious Weed ID & Control on Rangelands
Melissa Werkmeister
Bureau of Reclamation
10:00-10:15Break
10:15-11:15109 Industrial & Right-Of-Way
Managing Bare Ground In IROWs
Dr. Derek Sebastian
ENVU
11:15-12:15302 Outdoor Vertebrate Control
Bat Damage Management
Stephen Vantassel
Montana Dept. of Ag
*You must register as a commercial applicator to receive credit in any of these categories.

Wednesday AM, February 15th

Residential &


Commercial Session*

Upstrairs Auditorium

TimeCategory
Title
Speaker
8:00-9:00304 (1) Residential & Commercial
Nuisance Invaders
Dr. Whitney Cranshaw
CSU-retired
9:00-10:00304 (2) Residential & Commercial
Cimicids of Colorado
Melissa Schreiner
CSU-Tri River Extension
10:00-10:15Break
10:15-11:15301 Wood Destroying Organisms
Wood Destroying Organisms of Colorado
Dr. Whitney Cranshaw
CSU-retired
11:15-12:15110 Public Heath
Disease Vectors
Dr. Chris Roundy
Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
*You must register as a commercial applicator to receive credit in any of these categories.

Updated 1/25/2023