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Managing Pesticide Drift in Vineyards & Pesticide Recordkeeping
December 13, 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This first portion of this presentation will look at the concerns with pesticide drift in vineyards, when it may be a problem, and ways to mitigate it. Mitigation options we’ll discuss include spraying practices to reduce drift, drift management requirements on pesticide labels, and equipment set-up and selection. The second portion of the program will discuss pesticide applicator recordkeeping requirements to meet state and federal requirements.
About the Presenter…
Mike Helms is an educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program or CCE-PSEP. Current responsibilities include coordinating CCE-PSEP’s on-demand online recertification course system, overseeing the publication and review of the Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guideline series, conducting educational programs on pesticide-related issues across New York State, and overseeing CCE-PSEP’s special pesticide registration program. Early on at CCE-PSEP, Mike authored pesticide applicator training manuals for the commercial aquatic, commercial agricultural plant, and private fruit categories in New York State. Before joining CCE-PSEP, Mike worked with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s spray application technology specialist on a nationwide assessment of engineering controls for safer spraying and on research related to effective spraying. Prior to working at Cornell, Mike served as a county and multi-county Extension educator for Penn State Cooperative Extension in southcentral Pennsylvania.