Webinars

Webinars developed by ARA frequently to address specific information needs in the industry. ARA members are the first to know about these opportunities and receive a discounted or complementary rate for participation. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available for participation in some of these programs.


Past webinars include:

Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) Proposal

Jay Ellenberger, Deputy Director of Field and External Affairs Division (FEAD) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Jay Ellenberger, Deputy Director of Field and External Affairs Division (FEAD) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will be presenting the agency's Drift Reduction Technology (DRT) proposal. The DRT program is an effort to identify and foster the use of pesticide application technologies that can significantly reduce spray drift in row crop agriculture. ARA members were able to provide comments and ask questions following the EPA presentation.

Comment and Provide Input on Pollinator Protection Best Practices Training

Laurie Davies Adams, Executive Director of the Pollinator Partnership

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (www.nappc.org) under the management of the Pollinator Partnership ( www.pollinator.org) is creating a Professional Pesticide Applicator's Continuing Education Credit Training Module on Protecting Pollinators. The development of this CEC package is being done with the cooperation of state and federal regulatory agencies, pesticide manufacturers, bee scientists, beekeeper associations, environmental groups, pesticide educators and agricultural producers.

The module will include a workbook, a teacher's guide and several video segments featuring pesticide applicators demonstrating and suggesting best pesticide application techniques. The project is still in early development, but a sample video has been produced to solicit comments, develop contacts for future filming, and increase the efficacy of the final product. 

The purpose of this webinar was to highlight the importance of pollinator training as well as to get industry feedback on training and materials. 

Do you have a webinar idea?   Please contact David McKnight at David@aradc.org.