MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Registration is now open for two courses that will be offered this spring by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) on how to operate safer, and manage insect pest in stored grain. The courses begin March 19 and run through April 20.

The courses include: 

  • GEAPS 540: Safety Management of Grain & Processing Facilities. This course is designed to enhance the participant's basic knowledge of safety to help minimize the most significant worker safety and health risks. In addition to an overview of safety management, the lectures will cover emergency action plans/emergency response; fire and explosions in grain facilities; contractor safety; truck and rail safety; and flowing grain dangers.
  • GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain. This course focuses on insect pests associated with stored grain, and provides fundamental knowledge required to manage insect infestations using practical nonchemical and chemical methods. Students will learn when to make timely pest-management decisions to protect the quality of stored grain and the environment.

The deadline to enroll is March 12, 2012. To register or get more details, visit http://www.geaps.com/knowledge/dist_learn/geaps_ksu_overview.cfm.