Feb 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog
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AGA 284 - Pesticide Application Certific

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Common features of pests, methods of control, how pesticides work, pesticide labels, application equipment, calibration, laws and regulations governing pesticide use.
  1. Summarize the current industry issues
    1. Explain the economic impact on the state, nation, and the world
    2. Identify industry production trends
    3. Define issues that impact the future of the industry.
    4. List career opportunities
  2. Assess the legal aspect of agriculture
    1. Identify pertinent legal issues
    2. List current environmental laws
  3. Assess crop production practices
    1. List steps used in establishing a program of integrated pest management
    2. Identify the insects and plants beneficial/harmful to stored grain and growing crops
    3. Identify biological and chemical practices used in an integrated pest management programs.
    4. Pass a commercial pesticide applicators license exam
    5. Calibrate pesticide applicators
    6. Explain handling procedures for applying plant protection materials safely
    7. Demonstrate pesticide application techniques where appropriate
    8. Describe proper storage and disposal of pesticides and containers
  4. Develop knowledge of machinery and equipment used in production agriculture.
    1. Classify sprayers into three groups based on whether liquid or a gas is used as the principle method of conveyance
    2. Identify the types of reciprocating rotary and diaphragm pumps used in agricultural spraying
    3. Select types of liquid spray nozzles used for the appropriate application of herbicides, fungicides of insecticides
    4. Pass the CDL (Commercial Drivers License) for straight trucks with air brakes
  5. Demonstrate the operation, adjustment, repair and maintenance of machinery used in production agriculture
    1. Demonstrate agricultural machinery operation safety
    2. Demonstrate ability to adjust, repair and maintain agricultural equipment used during laboratory demonstrations or on employment experience training
  6. Compare agricultural building structures, construction techniques, building materials, repairs, and maintenance requirements
    1. Identify proper procedure for handling and storing hazardous chemicals and flammable materials according to legal requirements
  7. Develop a knowledge of anhydrous ammonia equipment and use
    1. Identify the composition of anhydrous ammonia and its? impact on the human body
    2. Identify anhydrous ammonia safety procedures
    3. Determine proper protective equipment usage
    4. Explain anhydrous equipment safety inspection procedures for nurse tank, applicators, storage and transport vehicles
    5. Identify the types of valves, couplers, compressors and pumps used in handling anhydrous ammonia
    6. Explain loading and unloading procedures within specified systems including sequential hose connections
    7. List emergency procedures to follow when working with anhydrous ammonia
    8. Describe current DOT rules and regulations regarding anhydrous ammonia

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