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Managing Pesticide Drift in Vineyards & Pesticide Recordkeeping

December 13, 2022 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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.

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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.


December 13, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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