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2018 IPM Training for Professional Landscapers

MAY 30, 2018
The 18th Annual Integrated Pest Management Training for Professional Landscapers 
Mark your calendars for this event. 
We expect it to be a sell-out!
*Continuing education credits for QAL,QAC, PCAs from DPR and for licenses arborists from ISA will be requested
Agenda and more information
Register online at:
Meeting will be at
United Portuguese SES Inc.
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106
(Near Shelter Island)
Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Pesticide Safety Train the Trainer is Back

Pesticide Safety
Instructor Training Workshops

Update your knowledge of changing regulations!
This course meets the requirements established by the revised Worker Protection Standard, which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. This workshop, presented by the UC Integrated Pest Management Program and AgSafe, will qualify participants who successfully complete the program to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers under these revised regulations. Topics will cover pesticide exposure, signs and symptoms of illness, emergency medical care, proper use of personal protective equipment, safe handling and transportation of pesticides, and laws and regulations regarding labels and safety data sheets.

Who Should Attend?
• Ag Supervisors • Growers • Farm Labor Contractors • Safety Managers • Safety Trainers


$200 per person. Payment is by credit card only.

Continental breakfast, lunch and materials provided. Includes a certificate of completion.
No refunds will be given.
Space is limited, register early!

February 21, 2018 – Ventura (English)
February 23, 2018 - Santa Paula (Spanish)
February 27, 2018 – Monterey (English) (FULL)
February 27, 2018 – Monterey (Spanish) (FULL)
March 8, 2018 – Ceres (English)
March 8, 2018 – Ceres (Spanish)
March 14, 2018 – Tulare (English)
March 15, 2018 – Tulare (Spanish)
March 20, 2018 – San Diego (Spanish)
March 28, 2018 – Oroville (English)
March 29, 2018 – Oroville (Spanish)
April 11, 2018 – Sonoma (English)
April 12, 2018 – Sonoma (Spanish)
April 17, 2018 – Imperial (English)
April 17, 2018 – Imperial (Spanish)


Talleres de Formación de Instructores
Actualicé su conocimiento sobre los cambios regulatorios!

Este curso cumple con los requisitos revisados por la Norma de Protección del Trabajador, que es un mandato de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de Estados Unidos y el Departamento de Regulación de Pesticidas de California. Este taller, presentado por el Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas de la Universidad de California y AgSafe, calificará a los participantes que completen el programa con la capacidad de entrenar a trabajadores de campo y manejadores de pesticidas bajo estas regulaciones revisadas. Los temas cubren la exposición a plaguicidas, síntomas de la enfermedad, la atención médica de emergencia, el uso adecuado del equipo de protección personal, manipulación y transporte seguro de los plaguicidas y las leyes y reglamentos relativos a las etiquetas y fichas de datos de seguridad.

¿Quién debe asistir?
• Supervisores agrícolas • Productores • Contratistas de trabajadores agrícolas
• Supervisores de seguridad • Entrenadores de seguridad

$200 por persona. El pago es solamente con tarjeta de crédito y en.
Desayuno, almuerzo y los materiales serán proporcionados. Incluye un certicado de nalización. No se
darán reembolsos.
¡El espacio es limitado, regístrese temprano!

February 21, 2018 – Ventura (English)
February 23, 2018 - Santa Paula (Spanish)
February 27, 2018 – Monterey (English) (FULL)
February 27, 2018 – Monterey (Spanish) (FULL)
March 8, 2018 – Ceres (English)
March 8, 2018 – Ceres (Spanish)
March 14, 2018 – Tulare (English)
March 15, 2018 – Tulare (Spanish)
March 20, 2018 – San Diego (Spanish)
March 28, 2018 – Oroville (English)
March 29, 2018 – Oroville (Spanish)
April 11, 2018 – Sonoma (English)
April 12, 2018 – Sonoma (Spanish)
April 17, 2018 – Imperial (English)
April 17, 2018 – Imperial (Spanish)


Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:22 AM

URGENT: California Growers and Ranchers Should Complete the Census of Ag Surveys NOW!

Farmers/Growers are urged to complete the Census of Agriculture surveys. Although Feb. 5 was the deadline, a USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service representative said the Ag Census website was strained due to heavy traffic on Monday so it will be accepting census survey responses until February 9. Farmers can get extensions to March 27 by calling 800-727-9540. They'll also be contacting people who haven't responded.

As of Feb. 2, only 26 percent of California farmers had responded.

It is critical for California growers and ranchers to fill out the survey so that California is represented in policy making and investments. 

According to a NASS news release, "The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive, and impartial agriculture data for every state and county in the nation. Producers are required by law to respond; NASS is required by the same federal law to keep all information confidential, use the data only for statistical purposes, and only publish in aggregate form to prevent disclosing the identity of any individual producer or farm operation."

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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