Upcoming Workshop to Provide IPM, GAP Education to Cannabis Cultivators

A seminar scheduled for May 17 at Aims Community College in Fort Lupton will provide an overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and good agricultural practices (GAP). Colorado Pesticide Applicator recertification core credits (3 CECs) will be provided. Registration is $175.

The workshop is organized by Mountain West PEST, which also provides EPA WPS and pesticide applicator training to farmers of all crops in Colorado. WPS training is required of all cannabis cultivation and harvest workers that work with pesticides or might come in contact with their residues. The workshop will feature instruction by experienced agricultural professionals, pesticide safety experts, and plant pathologists.

Based on my experience with Mountain West PEST – which provided an excellent and informative WPS training to my former facility – this should be a highly informative day of agricultural education.

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