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AGH 283 - Pesticide Application Cert

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Types of chemicals will be identified and how to use and apply them properly will be studied. The safe handling of chemicals and calibration of spray equipment will be covered. Includes study of core manual and category for commercial pesticide license.
Competencies
  1. Identify the types and kinds of horticulture crop pests
    1. List commonly occurring diseases of greenhouse crops, ornamentals, turf and fruit and vegetable crops
    2. Name commonly occurring insect pests of greenhouse crops, ornamentals, turf and fruit and vegetable crops
    3. Cite commonly occurring weeds of greenhouse crops, ornamentals, turf and fruit and vegetable crops
  2. Compare the characteristics of pesticides
    1. Differentiate pesticides by target pest
    2. Classify pesticides by toxicity groupings
  3. Interpet pesticide labels
    1. Analyze directions for use
    2. Explain the meaning(s) of the label signal word(s)
    3. Explain how the label acts as an extension of the written laws reguarding use
  4. Interpret pesticide labels
    1. Analyze directions for use
    2. Explain the meaning(s) of the label signal word(s).
    3. Explain how the label acts as an extension of the written laws regarding use
  5. Explain how the pesticide can impact human health
    1. Identify how pesticides can enter the body
    2. Distinguish between acute and chronic toxicity
    3. Explain requirements for decontamination and first aid provided
    4. Explain the fate of pesticides in the human body
  6. Outline proper pesticide handling procedures
    1. Identify the protective clothing required for safe application of pesticides
    2. Explain application procedures that meet EPA regulations
    3. State regulations that protect the general public
  7. State regulations that protect the general public
  8. Select proper pest control methods for control, economy, and environmental considerations
  9. Formulate spray mixtures
  10. Compute proper calibrations of sprayers, granule applicators, and dusting equipment
  11. Demonstrate proper equipment operation and general maintenance equipment
    1. Identify the protective clothing required for safe application of pesticides
    2. Explain application procedures that meet EPA regulations
    3. State regulations that protect the general public
  12. Explain the parts of an Integrated Pest Management system
    1. Define Integrated Pest Management
    2. Define Economic Thresholds
  13. Complete, successfully, the state commercial pesticide applicators core and category tests



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