The herbicide glyphosate has received a fair amount of attention in recent years.This program will discuss the science behind glyphosate use and the environmental and health concerns. If you attended the glyphosate weedinar in October, new information will be discussed.
9-10 am - Glyphosate Use Patterns in Agriculture and the Green Industry and Potential Alternatives
Randy Prostak, UMass Extension Weed Specialist
This presentation will give an overview of the most common use patterns of glyphosate in Massachusetts agriculture and the green industry. Potential alternatives to glyphosate will be discussed.
10-10:30 am Break
10:30 am-noon - Glyphosate: A Regulatory Perspective
Hotze Wijnja, Environmental Chemist, Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Pesticide Program
The regulatory review presentation will provide an overview of the registration history and use of glyphosate, environmental fate and toxicity, ecological and human health risk assessments, and recent regulatory reviews and updates.
Pesticide credits: 3 pesticide contact hours available for all private categories, 33, 36, 37, 39, 40, Dealer, and Applicators License (core) available. These credits are valid for all New England states for equivalent categories.
Association credits: 2.5 ISA, 1 MCA, 1 MCLP, and 1 MCH available.