Course Description

Improve your knowledge and skill in the application of pesticides with an emphasis on the equipment and chemicals used in landscaping.

What you will learn

  • Calculations and calibration procedures
  • Application and calibration techniques with landscape equipment
  • Resistance
  • New product registrations
  • Stewardship
  • Diagnosis

Eligible course participants will be awarded 6.0 continuing education points (CEP) in the Nova Scotia Pesticide Continuing Education Program, with the following category breakdown:

  • 1.0 pts for Application technology
  • 1.0 pts for Regulations
  • 3.0 pts for Environment
  • 1.0 pts for Professionalism


NS Pesticide Continuing Education Program
If you are a licensed pesticide applicator, you can accumulate Pesticide Continuing Education Points (CEPs) over a five-year period through approved training sessions such as this one. Once you have obtained 15 CEP (no more than 10 per year), you are no longer required to write the pesticide applicator’s exam every five years.

For more information on pesticide continuing education, please contact the appropriate government administration in your province.

Course Instructor

Glen Sampson has a Bachelor of Science (Agr.) in Plant Protection and a Master of Science in Agronomy. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at NSAC specializing in Weed Science, Plant Pathology and Pest Management from 1983 to 2009.  His teaching responsibilities included Pest Management and Weed Science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research has specialized in ecologically-based weed management in the context of integrated pest management and has always addressed current issues faced by the agricultural industry in Atlantic Canada. He is a leader in the area of biological weed control utilizing fungi and insects in the Atlantic Region. Glen has delivered courses to farmers, landscapers, industry and the general public in the areas of pesticide use and integrated pest management.

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