Most pest selection Best Management Practices (BMPs) are related to personal protection equipment and integrated pest management topics. These have little to do with actually selecting and using pesticides. In this 90-minute webinar, J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., discusses why pesticide product selection should be made based on a number of important factors including:
Pesticides with minimal impact on non-target species;
Minimization of pest resistance;
Consideration of possible toxicological risk associated with pesticide exposure.
You’ll learn practical information on the evaluation of pesticides and site characteristics affecting off-site movement of chemicals.
About the Instructor
J. Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., is a Professor of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida, IFAS, West Florida Research and Education Center. Results from his research team’s work are included in all three Florida turf industry Best Management Practice (BMP) manuals. His research improves quality of life by providing aesthetically pleasing green space and safe places in which to recreate. His work demonstrates that these green spaces are sustainable and can coexist with nature without negative environmental impact.
You attended this Live webinar on Sept. 10, 2019, and can return here to access the recording and/or handout.