Skip to Content Go To... Skip to Left Nav Skip to Utility Nav Skip to Search Download Acrobat Reader

Information For...

Announcements

Free Arborists’ Workshops “Preparing Your Trees for Hurricane Season and Restoring Storm Damage Trees”

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Cooperative Extension Service (CES) - Agriculture and Natural Resources Program in partnership with the VI Department of Agriculture - Forestry Division will hold arborist workshops on ‘Preparing Your Trees for Hurricane Season and Restoring Storm Damaged Trees’. The workshops will be held Tuesday, June 19 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus -Great Hall, and Thursday, June 21 on St. Thomas Campus - CELL Training Room. Both workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mr. Stafford Crossman, Acting State Director of UVICES, said “All homeowners with trees on their property along with persons involved with, or interested in, caring for trees are encouraged to attend these important workshops. The information provided in the workshops will be very valuable as we prepare our trees for this year’s hurricane season, which is already here. It is time to start getting prepared.”

For additional information and to register, please contact the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service – Stafford Crossman at (340) 692-4071, email scrossm@uvi.edu (St. Croix) or Dale Morton at (340) 692-1086, email dmorton@uvi.edu (St. Thomas).

Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on non-discrimination regarding race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender preference, age, disability, and political beliefs.

Pesticide Applicator Safety and IPM Training for “Commercial and Private Applicator License”

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Cooperative Extension Service (CES) encourages all interested individuals, especially those interested in applying for a pesticide applicator license, to attend training sessions on integrated pest management and pesticide safety.

Trainings will be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus in the Research and Extension Center in Room 133, located on the east side of the campus from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On Thursday, June 21, the topic for discussion will be Structural Pests and on Friday, June 22, the topic for discussion will be Ornamental and Turf Pests. Examinations will be offered on Tuesday, June 26.

The Pesticide Education Safety CORE program will be offered all day on Thursday, July 19; and the Agriculture Plant Pest category will be presented on Tuesday, July 24, both held on the Albert A. Sheen Campus.

Federal law requires any person who applies or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) to be certified. Trainings are offered to teach applicators of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws and regulations, applying RUPs properly and effectively, comprehending labels, calculating rates, introducing best pest management, and practicing safe pesticide use.

For additional information and to register, please contact the Cooperative Extension Service Pest Management Specialist, Dr. Amy J. Dreves at (340) 692-4045 or email Amy.Dreves@uvi.edu.