Learn information about basic grain storage concepts; stored grain insect identification and management; fumigant regulations; fumigation practices; fumigation safety procedures; and selecting, using and maintaining required safety equipment by completing a Dec. 17 class at the Michigan State University Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing.
By completing this class, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., participants will earn enough recertification credits to renew their private or commercial applicator fumigation standard and be able to buy and apply fumigants in Michigan.
The cost of the workshop is $65 per person (includes lunch and materials). The registration deadline is Dec. 13.
Here is the agenda for the class:
- Regulatory Update on Fumigation, with Brian Verhougstraete, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development pesticide program manager
- Stored Grain Insect Pest Identification and Management, with Dr. Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Department of Entomology Stored Product Protection Program
- 2019 Crop Pests, Conditions and Diseases That Can Lead to Storage Issues for Corn, with Dr. Mani Singh and Kaitlin Fusilier, MSU Department of Crop and Microbial Sciences
- Commodity Fumigation Basics, with Jordan Rivera, Fumigation Services Inc., Westfield Ind.
- Fumigation Products, Procedures, Calculations, Hazards, Safety Procedures and Equipment, with Jordan Rivera
- Wrap-up and adjourn
For more information, call the Van Buren MSU Extension Office at 269-657-8213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.