Thursday, 10 November 2016

        
Thursday & Friday, January 26 - 27, 2017
An Educational & Informational Event Held in Kelowna, B.C.

• This 2-day event offers you face-to-face contact with quality speakers on a wide range of topics. Expanding your knowledge will enable you to be a better problem solver and will help you to understand and choose best practices for the proper plant management of turfgrass, ornamentals, and trees.
• The IEPMA believes it is important to keep as up to date as possible when maintaining commercial, municipal, or private landscapes.  Attending our annual conference is one of the best and most enjoyable ways to do so.  This conference should not be missed!

Full 2 day agenda and credits will be added soon. 

Keynote Speakers


Dr. François Tardif studied at Laval University, Québec City, Canada, where he obtained his B. Sc. in Agriculture, his M. Sc and his Ph. D. In 1991, he moved to Australia working as a Research Associate at the University of Adelaide. There he conducted research on the biochemistry, physiology and genetics of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass. He was appointed at the University of Guelph, Canada, in 1996. He has supervised more than 15 graduate students and published more than 70 peer reviewed papers. He conducts research on weed management with a particular interest on herbicide resistance and invasive weeds management.

2 One hour presentations will cover herbicide resistance and vegetation management, management of giant hogweed


Chris (Christine) Fulkerth, Plant Science Instructor in the School of Agribusiness, Land and Fashion at Olds College. Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from University of Alberta, a Diploma in Integrated Pest Management from Olds College and a Master’s Degree in Plant Science from the University of Alberta, my interests are really plants and pests! I have been teaching full-time at Olds College since 2001.I am originally from a mixed farm near Peers, Alberta, where my family still runs the operation.  Prior to teaching I worked in a number of areas of research including the Alberta Research Council, Forestry Canada, Canola Council of Canada, West Central Forage Association and the Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre.   

 2 One hour presentations will cover pest management

Those wishing to attend should register as early as possible, since space is limited and attendees are being invited from throughout Western Canada
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR CERTIFICATE RENEWAL AVAILABLE TO:
▪ British Columbia Applicators
▪ Alberta Applicators
▪ International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) members
§  Education Credits to be posted when confirmed

A hot lunch is provided for attendees both days. If you can’t attend you can help the IEPMA with a coffee break sponsorship or display table contact us for more information.
(A) COMPLETE CONFERENCE—Days 1 and 2
• $275 for first registrant
• $225 for each of second or more registrants from the same company/organization
(B) ONLY Day 1 (Thursday)
• $225 for first registrant
• $200 for each of second or more registrants from the same company/organization
(C) ONLY Day 2  (Friday)
• $225 for first registrant
• $200 for each of second or more registrants from the same company/organization
Please Note: Cancellations after January 15, 2017 may result in a 50% cancellation charge
For More Information Contact: 
Paul Visentin, President, 1-250-919-9512 or email iepmawc@gmail.com


Paid attendance includes (at no extra cost) a 1-year membership in the IEPMA, subject to Executive approval 

     Mail cheque/money order to:    IEPMA of Western Canada,
PO Box 32102 London PO PO
Westbank, B.C.  V4T 3G2

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

IEPMA Invitation to a unique session on fruit tree pest issues
2 CEC credits available
In cooperation with the PMRA, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Agriculture you are invited to a dinner meeting and presentation on April 28 at Creekside pub Kelowna.
Pest Management, products and application techniques in the tree fruit industry are becoming increasingly more complicated and require better understanding of application methods. 
This meeting is meant to generate discussion and improve professionalism amongst applicators, companies and various government agencies. It is also an excellent opportunity to have one on one interaction with leading pest management experts in the tree fruit industry.
 
Dinner is at 5:30 and presentations start immediately after.
Participants are responsible for their drink and food.
 
2 CEC credits available for those that attend the approx. 2 hrs of presentations
Guest speakers will have a short presentation followed by an open forum and Q&A session.
Cherry fruit fly and Spotted Wing Drosophila -
Susanna Acheampong Entomologist BC Ministry of Agriculture Plant Health Unit
Communications - Yvonne Herbison Regional Pesticide Officer PMRA Kelowna
Provincial regulations - Margot Hollinger - Ministry of Environment Penticton
Worksafe BC - Steve Marino
Open Forum Q&A
Location: Creekside Pub 3929 Lakeshore rd. Kelowna, BC
Please respond by April 25 via email to iepmawc if you will be attending this informative session. 

There is no cost other than the dinner which is not mandatory to attend. There will be a sign up sheet at the session for you to register and for credit tracking.

Space is limited so book now. Please pass this on to other applicators and companies that would benefit by this session. 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015



Policy update regarding amendments to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation – June, 2015



1. Introduction


The Ministry of Environment (the Ministry) is proposing revisions to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation relating to the sale and cosmetic use of pesticides. This follows extensive consultation on the topic. The purpose of this document is to describe the final proposed revisions, which have been developed in response to comments received during consultation.

The objectives of the proposed revisions are to ensure that:
Pesticides will be used by people with knowledge and training;

Pesticides will be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process; and

Public interaction with pesticide vendors at the point of sale will increase.


This document includes:
Background information regarding legislation and consultation on the cosmetic use of pesticides (section 2);

A description of the proposed revisions (section 3);

Intended implementation timeframe for the proposed revisions (section 4); and

Appendices with proposed Schedule 5 Pesticides (Domestic class only) and proposed revised Schedule 2 – Excluded Pesticides.


For more information click here to read the entire policy changes.

Monday, 17 November 2014