INDIANAPOLIS — Corteva Agriscience announced its position as a Strategic Founding Partner for the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) Premier Technician Program. As one of only six Strategic Founding Partners associated with the program, Corteva will be a primary resource for the future of pest management professional (PMP) training.
“We’re honored and excited to recognize Corteva Agriscience as a Strategic Founding Partner for our NCPMA Premier Technician Program,” said Marie Horner, VP of Government Affairs with Arrow Exterminators and NCPMA Board of Director. “Corteva Agriscience has demonstrated a year-over-year legacy of support and commitment to furthering advances in the pest management industry – in North Carolina and beyond – and this collaboration continues to solidify those initiatives.”
A one-of-a-kind program unlike any other offered in North Carolina, the Premier Technician Program will use funding from its six Strategic Founding Partners, including Corteva, to bolster the resources of PMPs committed to the field who strive to be experts in the industry. Program courses provide technicians with in-depth, hands-on training in both the classroom and the field using state-of-the-art equipment. Upon completion of each course, technicians will receive certificates designating their mastery of critical pest management concepts.
In addition to training, the program further educates technicians on the efficacy and best uses of pest management products such as termite liquid treatments and baiting systems, as well as the ActiveSense system, which enables 24/7 remote monitoring of pest activity. North Carolina technicians will be trained in the proper management of termites, ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, rodents, flying insects and more.
“We’re proud to bolster the North Carolina pest management community through our association with NCPMA,” said Greg Sudholt, Senior Territory Manager, Corteva Agriscience. “Corteva Agriscience is always seeking new ways to innovate and support the industry. Providing PMPs with the educational tools and resources they need to effectively service homeowners and customers is crucial to the longevity of not only the North Carolina pest industry, but the national industry as well.”
The Premier Technician Program and its six Strategic Founding Partners were announced and launched at the NCPMA Mid-Atlantic meeting on July 25. For more information about Corteva visit www.corteva.com.