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Southwestern Area Crew Training

June 1, 2022 - June 2, 2022

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Whitehall Community Center – 11 North Division Street – Whitehall, MT
Wednesday, June 1 & Thursday June 2, 2022
Cost is $20.00 per person



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

8:00 – 8:15 Registration & Welcome
8:15 – 9:30 Real Weed ID & Look A likes: Karen Laitala, Powell County Weed Coordinator & SW Area Coordinators & Assistant Coordinators
9:30-10:30 Water Quality/water testing activity: Clint Saunders, Nutrien Ag Solutions; Participants are asked to bring water samples from their mixing sites in the county/agency to be tested.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:45 Pesticide Drift/Situational Awareness: Rory Lewis, Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
11:45 – 12:30 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
12:30 – 1:30 PPE/Pesticide Safety: Cecil Tharp, Pesticide Education Specialist
1:30 – 2:30 Understanding the Label & Pesticide Law: Matt Deaton, Montana Department of Agriculture
2:30-2:45 BREAK
2:45 – 3:45 Calibration: What’s in it for You?: Christian Lehnert, Lewis & Clark County Weed
4:00 – 4:15 Questions & Wrap-up (study worksheets will be available to take home)

Thursday, June 2, 2022

8:00 – 10:00 Field First Aid: Mike Mooney & Lacy Decker, BLM Invasive Species Program Managers
(This is not a certification course)10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 Formulation Lab: Amber Burch, Beaverhead County Weed Coordinator & Kara Maplethorpe, Beaverhead County Assistant Weed Coordinator
11:15-12:15 UTV Safety/Daily Equipment Inspections: Dale Grose, Madison County Weed Coordinator
12:15 – 1:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN (study stations [formulation lab, pesticide law, calibration review]
will be set up for anyone wanting additional help to review)
1:00- 2:00 Bear Aware: Kim Johnston, Field Project Manager for People and Carnivores
2:00-4:00 Review – Applicator Testing
Outdoor Exercises – Not testing (SW AREA COORDINATORs)
Situational Awareness, Exposure (PPE), Techniques for Tank Mixing
4:00 – 4:15 Questions & Wrap-up




June 1, 2022
June 2, 2022

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