The Alabama Cooperative Extension System has scheduled a seminar on "Using Aluminum Phosphide Fumigants," scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, with registration at the Autauga County Agricultural Center in Autaugaville beginning at 8:45 a.m.

The following speakers and topics will be featured during the introductory session, set for 9 a.m. until 10:10 a.m.: Introduction to Aluminum Phosphide Fumigants - Chemical Characteristics and Methods of Application, Steve L. Brown, University of Georgia; All Respirators Are Not Created Equal - Choosing the Appropriate Protective Equipment for the Job, Wheeler Foshee, Auburn University; and Developing a Fumigation Management Plan, Kathy Flanders, Auburn University.

Participants then will travel to the Autauga Farming Company grain bins for hands-on training, including the following sessions: Preparing Your Bin for Fumigation, Steve L. Brown; Monitoring Phosphine Gas Concentrations, Kathy Flanders; and Applying Aluminum Phosphide Fumigant, Steve L. Brown.

After a sponsored lunch, the following sessions will be held: Grain Moisture Content and other Agronomic Considerations, Paul Mask, Auburn University; Effective Insect Control Programs to Minimize the Need for Aluminum Phosphide Fumigation, Steve L. Brown; and Overview of Insecticides Registered for Use in Stored Commodities, Kathy Flanders. These sessions will be followed by hands-on practice with phosphine gas detectors.

All training sessions are free. Interested participants are asked to call the Autauga County Extension Office by Feb. 10 at (334) 361-7273.

Programs to Minimize the Need for Aluminum Phosphide Fumigation, Steve L. Brown; and Overview of Insecticides Registered for Use in Stored Commodities, Kathy Flanders. These sessions will be followed by hands-on practice with phosphine gas detectors.

All training sessions are free. Interested participants are asked to call the Autauga County Extension Office by Feb. 10 at (334) 361-7273.