Pesticides Applicator CEU Credit AZ, NM, & TX

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Quarterly Webinar

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

10am 12:10pm 

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There will be CEUs available for pesticide license holders in NM, AZ, and TX.

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Webinar Schedule

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Webinar Educational Program

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Webinar Series Welcome and Opening 

10:00 AM

Webinar Welcome

Mr. Jacob Arnold
WPGA President Las Cruces, NM

10:05 AM

Webinar Introduction

Dr. Richard Heerema
Extension Pecan Specialist
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service

 

Pesticide Modes of Action

One (1) CEU credit for Pesticide Applicator is available.

10:10 AM

Diagnosing Potential Disease Issues in Pecan  Orchards

Phillip Lujan
Plant Diagnostician
New Mexico State University

Webinar Educational Program

10:30 AM

Cotton Root Rot Disease in Pecan

Joshua Sherman
Extension Horticulture Agent
University of Arizona  

Webinar Educational Program

11:00 AM

Improving Irrigation Strategy in 
Pecan Orchards

Dr. Richard Heerema
Extension Pecan Specialist
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service

Webinar Educational Program

11:30 AM

Update from the American Pecan Promotion Board

Alex Ott
American Pecan Council

12:10 pM

Final Remarks, Comments,

Questions and Adjourn

Membership Details

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2022 Memberships are good until March 1st of 2023. Online registration will end on December 31, 2022.

Registration renewals will resume in January for the 2023 WPGA Conference and Trade Show Membership.

The WPGA Board is now offering new ways to provide information and education services as part of our ongoing commitment to our membership:

  • A Quarterly Email Newsletter will be sent out to all our members to provide industry updates, extension/research reports, and communication from our board members.
    • Access to Quarterly Webinar Series with the opportunity to earn (CEU) Continuing Education Units.
    • Pecan Advocacy in Washington D.C. through National Pecan Federation (NPF), as well as marketing benefits from the American Pecan Council (APC) and US Pecan Growers Council (USPGC). Restrictions apply to international addresses.

    • WPGA membership includes Subscriptions to 3 Pecan Grower Magazines.

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