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STMA hosts summer webinar series on pesticides

June 21, 2019  - By

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) is hosting a summer webinar series. Travis Gannon, Ph.D., associate professor at North Carolina State University, will present three webinars on pesticide exposure on athletic fields.

Synthetic pesticides are commonly used to manage weeds, insects and diseases on managed athletic fields. Currently, there is much scrutiny around pesticides and their use, much of which is due to misinformation and lack of understanding pesticide fate and behavior. While this is not a new interest or concern, it is currently heightened, likely for a number of reasons including the International Agency for Research on Cancer classification of glyphosate as a Class 2A probable carcinogen to humans in 2015 and subsequent events. While pesticides are an integral component, they must be used judiciously and it is imperative facility managers understand various aspects of their utilization so environmental and human health aren’t adversely affected.

Each webinar will build from the previous one. Attending each webinar will provide information on how to devise best management practices to minimize potential risks and optimize pesticide applications at your facility.

Part 1: June 20, 1 p.m. ET – Register Here

Part 2: July 17, 1 p.m. ET – Register Here

Part 3: August 21, 1 p.m. ET – Register Here

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