Continuing education opportunity offered to Reno horticultural professionals

October 23, 2018 by  

Those who work with pesticides to control noxious weeds in rights of way and other areas, and who live in Reno or the communities that surround it, may wish to make sure they save space in their agenda for and continuing education event.

Students in the Pesticide Safety Education program (PSEP) can qualify for up to seven continuing education credits, which they can use towards obtaining their recertification. The class will run for one full day, and will cover topics that range from the laws that apply to pesticide use to weed identification, and the different chemicals that can be used to control particular types of plants, such as broadleaves and grasses.

Registration for the day opens at 7:45 am, and the instruction will start at 8:50 am. The day will be broken up into a series of topics, with time for snacks and lunch. Instruction will be provided by experts in the field, and at the end of the day, there will be an exam review to ensure that all the students are well prepared.

Manuals and study materials for this course are sold as a set, and they are on offer at most offices of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension department. Area print shops can provide bound learning materials such as these.

This continuing education opportunity has been scheduled for November 15 at 4955 Energy Way in Reno. Questions can be directed to Melody Hefner at 775-336-0247.