Course Description

This training session for farmers focuses on pesticide safety practices, pesticide performance, methods of pest control, and developing an IPM strategy.

This course has been approved as NS Environment course numbers T2370 and T2281. Eligible course participants will be awarded 6.5 continuing education points (CEP) in the Nova Scotia Pesticide Continuing Education Program in the following categories:

  • 5.5 pts Pest Management
  • 0.5 pts Human Health & Safety
  • 0.5 pts General Information


What You Will Learn

  • Principles of Pest Management and IPM,
  • Minimizing the Risks,
  • Pest Management Practices,
  • Pesticide Resistance, Resurgence and Replacement,
  • Pesticide Formulations, Adjuvants, and Tank Mixtures.


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.



"I Believe I could learn more about this on every class taken, there is so much knowledge to retain. I can't wait to attend as many of these courses as possible."

" Knowledgeable Instructor who answers questions well"

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