Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Kpam/Vpam registrant training

Please join us for a fumigant training and exam program on Monday Jan. 14 at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.  Please read below for the purpose of this training. The program will begin at 8:00am and end at 5:00pm or whenever testing is complete. Lunch will be sponsored by Mike Herrington of AMVAC. Presentations will be delivered by Dr. Joe Noling, and Mike Herrington. Please RSVP to Crystal at no later than this Thursday at 5pm as we will need a headcount for lunch.  CEUs pending approval.  If you have specific questions about the training please contact Mike at:

Off (863) 291-4637

Cell (863) 412-2067



In-Person Applicator Training- A new label requirement for fumigant applicators

EPA reregistration of the soil fumigants was just completed with release of new fumigant product labels and a new requirement for applicator training effective December 2012.  With the new product labels, EPA required all of the fumigant registrants to develop and implement training programs for certified applicators who supervise soil fumigant applications. Applicators must report training certification information onto each Fumigant Management Plan used during their fumigation activities, and this new training must be completed and or updated by applicators every 3 years.  Currently the training is available only via EPA or Registrant internet based training modules, or as with this specific program, as an in-person training exercise administer by AmVac , the registrant for Vapam and KPam .   Certification for applicator training requires each applicator to pass 4 separate core module exams with a passing score of 70% or better, and to pass an active ingredient module for each fumigant compound that the applicator will apply. This meeting will offer active ingredient training and testing only for metam sodium and potassium products. Applicators planning to attend the Applicator Training meeting should come prepared to invest an entire 8 hour day(and possibly more)  listening to and studying course materials, and taking the 5 separate exams.  Commercial and private applicators who first attempt and do not pass any or all of the 5 registrant training exams (4 core module exams + 1 active ingredient exam) can then opt to take the State of Florida / FDACS  administered exam. If applicators pass this exam, EPA has approved the exam to meet label requirement for applicator training for use of these two metam products.  



Crystal Snodgrass, M.S.
Extension Agent, Vegetables
Manatee County Government
University of Florida IFAS Extension
941-722-4524, Ext. 230
Fax: 941-721-6796


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