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October 06, 2005

School IPM offers workshops

Workshops to train pest management professionals on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies for controlling insect pests in schools will be held across North Carolina in November. These workshops are highly recommended for owners, managers and employees of pest control companies that service schools or intent to bid on schools in North Carolina.

IPM is a strategy for safely and effectively controlling pests by addressing conditions that can lead to and favor pest infestations and using pesticides only when necessary.

At this year’s half-day workshops, participants will:
· Learn to successfully implement school IPM programs
· Learn about the School Children’s Health Act of 2005.
· Receive 3 CCUs (Certification Credit Units) in the P-Phase.
· Receive a training certificate.

You will learn from dynamic speakers from North Carolina State University, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Structural Pest Control Division, pest control industry and more. Training sessions will run from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Below are the dates and locations for each session:
Nov. 4, Greenville
Nov. 8, Winston-Salem
Nov. 10, Wilmington
Nov. 14, Clinton
Nov. 17, Asheville
Nov. 18, Raleigh

The workshops are sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and N.C. State University, and each workshop is free of charge. Participants are urged to register in advance. To register download registration material from http://schoolipm.ncsu.edu or contact Dr. Godfrey Nalyanya, godfrey_nalyanya@ncsu.edu, by phone at 919.515.5650 or by fax, 919.515.5315.

Posted by Natalie at October 6, 2005 03:13 PM