In-Person Recertification Courses

We are planning 13 events this season from Roseburg to the north coast, to La Grande. Scroll down to browse dates and locations. Each course features a variety of speakers from industry, academia, and government. Our training events are focused on the proper use of pesticides, which includes Integrated Pest Management. We work closely with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to ensure our content is up-to-date and relevant. We invite our participants to take a leadership role, and help us build engaging agendas. Many of our events fill up, every year. Register today!

 

2019-2020 Agendas

All OSU employees interested in registering to any recertification course need to use a journal voucher. Click HEREto download the form. Send a filled out, scanned copy as an attachment to "oregonstatepsep@gmail.com"

Non-Crop Vegetation Management Course (Albany, OR) - January 30-31, 2020 [15 Credits]
Register now: BOTH DAYS ; DAY ONE ONLY ; DAY TWO ONLY
Address (New Location!!)

Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo
3700 Knox Butte Rd E
Albany, Oregon 97322

 

Day 1, Thursday, January 30, 2020

7:15 Registration

 

8:00 Adjuvants 101 and Alternatives to Glyphosate

John Westerdahl, Wilbur-Ellis

 

8:55 What does it mean to Practice Integrated Vegetation Management?

Ray Willard, WSDOT

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 Getting Tough on Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators

Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

 

11:00 Laws and Regulations Update

Gilbert Uribe, ODA

 

12:00 Lunch (included in registration)

 

1:00 Weed Management

Marcelo Moretti, OSU

 

1:55 Risk Communication

Amy Cross, NPIC

 

2:50 Break

 

3:05 School IPM: An Opportunity for Creative Pest Control

Ashley Roden, Sprague

 

4:00 Research Updates

Kaci Buhl, OSU

 

5:00 Adjourn

 

 

Day 2, Friday, January 31, 2020

7:15 Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 Weed Managment in Lawns 

Alyssa Cain, OSU

 

8:55 Roadside Herbicide Applications

Will Lackey, ODOT

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 Current Biocontrol Projects by the Oregon Department of Agriculture

Chris Hedstrom, ODA

 

11:00 What to Expect from a Visit from ODA

Paul Khokhar, ODA

 

12:00 Lunch (included in registration)

 

1:00 Biocontrol Back in Business

Joel Price, ODA


1:55 Pesticide and Water Quality Issues Associated with Non-Crop Uses of Herbicides

Kirk Cook, RG

 

2:50 Break

 

3:00 Kahoot! ODA License Game

Daniella Whanger, OSU

 

4:00 Adjourn

 

Friday, January 31, 2020

School Service Provider Breakout Session

 

1:00 Pesticide Storage and Spill Containment in Schools

Garnet Cooke, OR-OSHA

 

1:55 IPM for Turfgrass

Alyssa Cain, OSU

 

2:50 Break

 

3:05 IPM Techniques

Kaci Buhl

 

4:00 Adjourn

 

Central Oregon Pest Management Course (Bend, OR) - February 7, 2020 [8 Credits]
Register now: CLICK HERE 
Address

Riverhouse on the Deschutes
2850 Rippling River Court
Bend, Oregon 97703
Put the following coordinates in Google Maps: 44.078675, -121.306796
 
Friday, February 7, 2020

7:15 Registration

 

8:00 Research Updates

Kaci Buhl, OSU

 

8:55 Roadside Herbicide Applications

Will Lackey, ODOT

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 Pesticide Spill and Storage

Ryan Hibler, OR-OSHA

 

11:00 Case Studies/Lessons Learned

Brent Nicolas, ODA

 

12:00 Lunch (included in registration)

 

1:00 Getting Tough on Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators

Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

 

1:55 Drift

Sean Perez, OSU

 

2:50 Break

 

3:05 All About Hemp

Gary McAninch, ODA

 

4:00 Kahoot! ODA Licensing Guide

Daniella Whanger, OSU

 

5:00 Adjourn

 

Lane County Weed Management (Eugene, OR) - February 11-12, 2020 [12 Credits]
Register now: BOTH DAYS ; DAY ONE ONLY ; DAY TWO ONLY
Address

Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Ave
Center For Meeting And Learning
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Put the following coordinates in Google Maps: 44.010611,-123.035583
Agenda for Day 1 Tuesday, February 11, 2020

7:15 Registration


8:00 Glyphosate: Making Sense of the Science

Kaci Buhl, OSU

 

8:55 Roadside Herbicide Applications

Will Lackey, ODOT

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 Weed Management with Everyone Watching

Chip Bubl, OSU

 

11:00 Laws and Regulations Update

Colton Bond, ODA

 

12:00 Lunch (included in registration)

 

1:00 Getting Tough on Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators

Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

 

1:55 Pesticide and Water Quality Issues Associated with Non-Crop Uses of Herbicides

Kirk Cook, ODA

 

2:50 Break

 

3:05 Risk Communication from the National Pesticide Information Center

Amy Cross, NPIC

 

4:00 Drift

Sean Perez, OSU

 

5:00 Adjourn

 

 
Agenda for Day 2 Wednesday, February 12, 2020

7:15 Registration

 

8:00 IPM Principles

Kaci Buhl, OSU

 

8:55 Bronze Birch Borers

Nik Wiman, OSU

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 Case Studies/Lessons Learned

Ann Ketter, ODA

 

11:00 Biocontrol: Good Bugs for Bad Weeds

Colin Park, USDA

 

12:00 Adjourn

 

Urban Pest Management Course (Oregon City, OR) - February 19, 2020 [8 Credits]
Register now: CLICK HERE 
Address

Clackamas Community College
Gregory Forum Building
19600 S Molalla Ave
Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Put the following coordinates in Google Maps: 45.321667,-122.574194
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

7:15 Registration

 

8:00 Glyphosate: Making Sense of the Science

Kaci Buhl, OSU

 

8:55 Drift

Sean Perez, OSU

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 EDRR in the Lower Willamette

Mitch Bixby, City of Portland

 

11:00 Laws and Regulations Update

Colton Bond, ODA

 

12:00 Lunch (included in registration)

 

1:00 Getting Tough on Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators

Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

 

1:55 Roadside Herbicide Applications

Will Lackey, ODOT

 

2:50 Break

 

3:05 Pesticide and Water Quality Issues Associated with Non-Crop Uses of Herbicides

Kirk Cook, ODA

 

4:00 Spill Containment

Sarah Graser, OR-OSHA

 

5:00 Adjourn

 

Eastern Oregon Landscape/Turf/Ornamental Course (La Grande, OR) - March 5, 2020 [8 Credits]
Register now: CLICK HERE 
Address
The Place
62846 Philynda Loop
LaGrande, Oregon 97850
Put the following coordinates in Google Maps: 45.325694,-118.042556
Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:15 Registration

 

8:00 Adjuvants 101 and Alternatives to Glyphosate

Warren Gawlik, Wilbur-Ellis

 

8:55

Darrin Walenta

 

9:50 Break

 

10:05 IPM in Morrow County

Dave Pranger, Morrow County

 

11:00 Laws and Regulations Update

Matt Dowless, ODA

 

12:00 Lunch (included in registration)

 

1:00 Getting Tough on Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators

Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

 

1:55 Roadside Herbicide Applications

Will Lackey, ODOT

 

2:50 Break

 

3:05 Storage and Spill Containment

Ryan Hibler, OR-OSHA 

 

4:00 Rodenticides

Wiley Sanders, Western Extermination Company

 

5:00 Adjourn