Full Recertification

1A Recertification


Samantha Tenpenny
7 – 8:00 a.m.
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association

Sam Tenpenny has been with KARA since May 2016. She is responsible for the management of KARA’s membership recruitment and retention programs. She is also responsible for the development and coordination of the Association’s educational programs and oversees numerous special projects. She serves as staff contact for the Membership & Training Committee.

1A, PM

The Role of Adjuvants in Pesticide Applications

Eric Hanson
8:05 – 8:55 a.m.
Winfield United

Classification of adjuvants and the jobs each class has.  Will focus on Surfactants, Oils, Water Conditioners and Deposition Aids.

1A, CM

Pasture and Rangeland Improvement

Jamie Baumgardner
8:55 – 9:45 a.m.
Corteva Agriscience

Providing information regarding pasture maintenance and forage improvement. To cover topics such as broadleaf and brush control in pastures, application techniques and pasture management best practices.


9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Attendees are welcome to visit the tradeshow floor.

1A, PM

Chemical Application and Sensing Technologies

Weston McCary
10:45 – 11:35 a.m.
Northwest Kansas Technical College

Learn the newest chemical application and sensing technologies.

1A, PD

PPE Considerations for Applicators and Handlers

Scott Morris
11:35 – 12:25 p.m.

Pesticide Handlers must understand the proper use, maintenance, inspection and limitations of the various PPE they will don.  Handlers must be aware of what PPE requirements must be met when handling various pesticides.


12:25 – 1:30 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to visit the tradeshow floor.

1A, PM

The Cost of Troublesome Weeds and Herbicide Resistance Management

Jami Loecker
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Topics covered under difficult to control weeds and their cost include: Plant Biology; Palmer, Waterhemp; Marestail; Kochia; Giant Ragweed; Challenging Weed Densities; Costs; Plant resource competition; Weed Seed Bed; Wear and Tear; Equipment Cost.

Topics covered under resistance management are:
Resistance Overview, Where Are We?; Key weeds with resistance to what MOA; Management Strategies to Overcome or Avoid Resistance; Mechanical Control; Biological Control; Multiple Effective MOA
Rate; Residual vs Post applications; Timely Application; Correctly Calibrated Machinery; Nozzle type; Coverage; Application delivery Speed; Modeling, Implications of not using multiple effective MOA.

1A, PM

The Spineless Pests Affecting Agricultural Crops

Jeff Whitworth & Holly Davis
2:20 – 3:10 p.m.
KSU Entomology

An update of the crop pest situation so far in 2018 to include any management programs which may be utilized to protect those affected crops and how it may impact 2019.  Attendees will improve their ability to identify currently active pests in corn, soybeans and grain sorghum. Management recommendations for the organisms will also be discussed.


3:10 – 4:10 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to visit the tradeshow floor.

1A, PM

Dicamba – A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Dallas Peterson
4:10 – 5 p.m.
KSU Agronomy

The presentation will review the issues  related to non-target dicamba injury to susceptible crops, the scope of  the problem the last two years, the latest information available on the  reregistration of the new dicamba products on Xtend crops, and any new  restrictions or label modifications associated with the reregistration of those products.


Core Hour

Kent Spor
5 – 5:50 p.m.
Kansas Department of Agriculture

Core Hour.