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Pest Management in Cannabis: A Practical Workshop Moved to Online Only!
February 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cannabis production is no different from other agricultural crops in that it can become infested with a variety of insects, mites and disease.
Cannabis production is different from all other agriculture because it is illegal to federally register a pesticide for control of insects and disease. The Washington State Department of Agriculture has developed a list of products that are considered not illegal to use on cannabis in Washington. Many of these products have limited efficacy, short residual or other attributes that limit their usefulness to cannabis growers.
Due to the expectation of superior quality and the extremely high value of their crop, cannabis growers are under heavy pressure to control insects, mites and diseases. With the combination of these factors some growers may be using a wide array of pest management products and practices, some of which may pose a risk to pesticide applicators, cannabis workers and cannabis consumers.
To discuss these issues and to explore solutions, The Cannabis Alliance is hosting a pest management workshop on how to control insect, mites and diseases in cannabis safely and legally. CE Credits for Pesticide Applicator Licenses available to attendees!
Topics in the workshop include:
- The State of Cannabis Pest Management in Washington
- Pesticide residues on cannabis
- Toxicology of pesticides used on cannabis
- Cannabis pesticide applicator training and cannabis worker protection training
- From Good Bugs to Good Products: Pest Management from the trenches
- Representatives from the Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Alan Screiber, PhD, Administrator Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration
- Pat Reynolds, Confidence Analytics
- Alison Kutz, Sound Horticulture
If you are a producer or a processor of Cannabis in Washington State this workshop is vital for you to attend. The workshop has been moved online and will be from 10am-2:30pm.