Training & Certification for Landscape Professionals

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Upcoming training opportunities

City of Seattle IPM and Pesticide License Recertification Webinar Series: We are offering 4 Winter Webinars in 2022. Please attend all four webinars to earn the same number of credits as our former 2-day seminar. 

Part One
January 12, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Register here

  • Todd Murray, Insects of Concern for Washington Trees
    A recent survey of municipalities revealed the need for diagnostic training and tools for recognizing key pests of concern in addition to understanding management options for municipalities for newly introduced pests. In this presentation particular attention will be given to winter moth, spotted lantern fly and Asian longhorn beetle.
  • Clay Antieau, The Ecology and Evolution of Weeds
    Humans impose intense selection pressure on other organisms.  For example, all weed-control methods-including non-chemical methods-exert selection pressure on weed populations.  In turn, this effectively favors weeds that are better adapted to the method in use.  Weed populations are able to evolve rapidly in response to intense, human-driven selection pressures leads to important agricultural and social challenges such as the growing problem of herbicide resistance.
  • Steve Damm, Beavers in Urban Settings
    This presentation focuses on managing beavers in urban streams.  We will discuss beavers' life cycle and habits. Present best management practices using integrated noninvasive, biological methods and procedures for deterring and managing beavers in urban streams.
  • Stephanie Helms, Joey Hulbert and Nicholas Johnson, Sooty Bark Disease in Western Washington
    This presentation will cover the background and timeline of Sooty Bark Disease in Seattle, it's life cycle and how to ID it, the research partnership between Washington State University Plant Pathology Program, Department of Natural Resources, and Seattle Parks and Recreation, and how City of Seattle is cultivating partnerships on the state level to craft a response and messaging around the fungal pathogen that could be replicated by other communities as more research emerges.

Cost: Free (pre-registration required)

Credits: Up to 3 WSDA credits and up to 3 ISA credits per webinar

Future Dates (registration coming soon):

  • Part Two, February 9, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Part Three, February 23, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Part Four, March 9, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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