UMaine Extension/Maine Board of Pesticides Control Pesticide Applicator Recertification at the 2021 Agricultural Trades Show

UMaine Extension is pleased to host pesticide applicator recertification training sessions with the Maine Board of Pesticides Control as part of the 2021 Maine Agricultural Trades Show.

All training sessions will be held remotely via Zoom. Preregistration is required. Participants will be sent a Zoom link and passcode to a session after registering. Trainings must be registered for individually. Click on a session title below to go to the corresponding registration page.



8:00 am – 9:00 am  BPC Annual Update—John Pietroski, Manager of Pesticides Programs, BPC

9:30 am – 10:30 am  Can Crop Rotation be a Sustainable Pest & Disease Management Method?—Bee Chim, PhD, Asst. Professor, UMaine Extension

11:00 am – noon  Potato Diseases: Understanding Them and Their Control—Steve Johnson, PhD, Crop Specialist, UMaine Extension

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  2020 The Year of the Disinfectant: Risks Associated with Disinfecting for COVID-19—Pam Bryer, PhD, Toxicologist, BPC

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Bt Corn Update—John Jemison, PhD, UMaine Extension Professor

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Ag Container Rinsing and Recycling—Mark Hudson, Executive Director, Ag Container Recycling Council



8:00 am – 9:00 am  Pest Management Update for Berry Crops—David Handley, PhD, Vegetable & Small Fruit Specialist, UMaine Extension

9:30 am – 10:30 am  Respiratory Protection Requirements for WPS-Labeled Pesticides—Pat Hastings, Extension PSEP Coordinator for New Jersey

11:00 am – noon  Weather and It’s Effects on Pesticide Applications & Results—Ron Lemin, Jr. Vegetation Management Sales Consultant, Nutrien Solutions



8:00 am – 9:00 am  Wild Blueberry Insects and Weeds—Philip Fanning, PhD, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, UMaine, and Lily Calderwood, PhD, Wild Blueberry Specialist, UMaine Extension

9:30 am – 10:30 am  Wild Blueberry Diseases and Pollinators— Philip Fanning, PhD, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Entomology, UMaine, and Seanna Annis, PhD, Associate Professor, UMaine Extension

11:00 am – noon  Maine Wasps—Jen Lund, Maine State Apiarist, DACF

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  Tree Threats: The New, the Bad, and the Ugly—Karen Coluzzi, Pest Survey Program Coordinator, DACF, and Colleen Teerling, Entomologist, MFS

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Options for Hemp—Mary Yurlina, Hemp Program Manager, DACF; Kathy Murray, PhD, IPM Entomologist, DACF; Mary Tomlinson, BPC Pesticide Registrar


For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Kerry Bernard at 207.581.3884, 800.287.0279 (in Maine), or