Pesticide Trainings


Pesticide trainings

Winegrowers, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, will offer three trainings in 2018, primarily designed to broaden and progress worker and employer knowledge as well as develop core skills in the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards related to pesticide use in the workplace.

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Airblast Sprayer Calibration & Best Management Practices

(in Spanish only)


March 27 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Terra Blanca34715 Demoss Rd, Benton City, WA 99320

Individuals who perform airblast sprayer calibration; Spanish speakers; winegrape industry; licensed pesticide handlers

$70 member | $90 non-member

Training Description:
This training is VINEYARD-ONLY, no tree fruit.

In this day-long workshop, participants are provided with the latest information, tools, and technology required to confidently and effectively perform optimum sprayer calibration.  Classroom and in-field demonstrations and activities familiarize participants with procedures and techniques to proficiently calibrate and configure a pesticide sprayer in response to application site conditions (canopy size, time of season, adjoining sensitive areas, etc) with the intent to increase deposition, minimize drift, and reduce pesticide volume.  Participants will gain hand-on experience using actual application equipment during a mock calibration.  Six pesticide credits are offered to those who successfully complete this workshop.    

Participant Requirements:

  • A minimum of 20 participants must ATTEND the workshop
  • If less than 20 are in attendance, the workshop will be cancelled onsite, and refunds will be subsequently issued.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing—part of the event will be conducted outside  

Requirements to receive WSDA Certification:

  • Attend entire workshop
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