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Perkins County Weed Superintendent Michael Dolezal recently attended the Nebraska Weed Control Spring Training Seminar at Central Community College in Hastings. This was the second opportunity during 2014 to obtain 10 of the required 20 hours of continuing education needed by county weed superintendents statewide.
Some of the topics included spraying safety, NWCA Website 101, early detection and rapid response, effects of defoliation on Dalmation Toadflax, removal of Downy Brome from reclamation seed, sensitive crops, organics and 2,4-D use, invasive species council update, pesticide selection and tank mixes, spray equipment selection, watchlist weeds, bringing pollinators back to landscapes, equipment calibration.     
As with every NWCA training, superintendents answered morning and afternoon roll call. Each day ends with an exam that superintendents must complete and pass to obtain the hours needed.
There are two remaining opportunities for continuing education hours for 2014. Fall training will be Nov. 5-6 at Ramada Inn in Kearney. Final opportunity is the Nebraska Association of County Officials Conference in December.