Tuesday, July 31, 2012

2012 Spray Coverage Clinic: Oahu

Risk Management School
2012 Spray Coverage Clinic: Oahu

Katsu Kobashigawa’s Farm

85-330 Waianae Valley Road
August 10, 2012 (Friday)
2:00 -4:00 pm.
*Bring your pesticide card for 2.0 RUP Continuing Education Training Credits

The goal of the statewide Risk Management School on spray coverage is to increase pesticide efficacy, minimize pest resistance, reduce pesticide expose and safeguard Hawaii farms, workers and environment.  There will be a 2 hour educational workshop on spray coverage and managing its risks at Katsu Kobashigawa’s farm in Waianae on August 10, 2012.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has approved this workshop for 2 re-certification credits for restricted use pesticide permit holders. Those seeking credits, please be sure to bring your valid pesticide cards.

We expect to cover:
·      The basics of pesticide application
·      The methods or equipment for spraying pesticides
·      The basic components of the spray equipment
·      Nozzles, nozzle specifications, nozzle types and components of specialized nozzles
·      Factors that affect pesticide efficacy
·      Factors that affect spray coverage
·      Factors that affect spray rates
·      Factors that influence pesticide efficacy
·      Visual demonstration comparing 11004 flat fan, twin jet and twin jet air induction nozzles
·      Visual demonstration comparing spray coverage at 72 and 96 gals. per acre
·      Visual demonstration comparing spread ability of two surfactants
·      Daisuke Inoyama & Steven Russo from HDOA will be there to discuss how to read and interpret the pesticide label, talk about pesticide inspections on your farm and about commodity sampling for pesticide residue analysis
Please also come to meet the our new Extension agent for Oahu, Mr. Jensen Uyeda. 

Enter Waianae on Farrington Highway. Take a right onto Waianae Valley Road before the police station. Go 1 -1.5 miles on Waianae Valley Road and 85-330 Waianae Valley Road will be on your left hand side. Look for field day signs and / or cones.

Open to everyone without regard to race, age religion, sex, color or disability. Educational activities are accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service (e.g., sign language interpreter, designated parking, or materials in alternate format), contact Lynn at 622-4185 seven days before the training, activity, or event.

This workshop will be conducted and sponsored by the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Risk Management Agency (RMA), Local & Immigrant Farmer Education (LIFE) Program and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture Pesticide Branch

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