UI Extension, Canyon County offers classes and resources on a variety of crop production topics.
Pesticide Safety Education Course (Pre-License)
This is a three-day course given every other year by UI Extension and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. The next program will be held March 2018.
Farmers, farm workers, agricultural and landscape industry professionals and government officials attend the class. Topics include:
- Pesticide formulations, labels and safety
- Weeds and their control
- Insect pests and their control
- Groundwater quality
- Pesticide fate in the environment
- Pesticide use and record keeping
- Pesticide storage and spill management
- Spray equipment calibration
The topics are covered the first two days, with a half day review period followed by exams.
Annual Pesticide Safety Re-Certification Training Course
UI Extension and ISDA employees host a one-day training class every December in Caldwell for current pesticide applicators. Participants receive six Idaho pesticide re-certification credits for the training.
Topics vary but generally cover:
- Chemical registration
- Pest management
- Record keeping
- Personal protective equipment
- Noxious weeds
SAVE THE DATE — 2018 Pesticide Safety Re-certification will be held on Dec. 12 in Caldwell, ID.
Spanish Pesticide Safety Education Course
This course is similar to the Annual Pesticide Safety Re-Certification Training Course. It is conducted entirely in Spanish.
Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference
UI Extension and Oregon State University host this conference each December.
- Water supply forecasts
- Water quality monitoring
- Irrigation techniques
TENTATIVE — 2018 Treasure Valley Irrigation Conference will be held on Dec. 13 in Nampa, ID