Our lawns and turf areas often become a status symbol of who we are or what we are like. Certain cities have become quite well known for their beautiful, well-manicured parks and the well-kept lawns and turf areas around public facilities. People often use the appearance of the lawns in a community as a criteria, […]
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THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) AND ITS ROLE IN PESTICIDE APPLICATION During the last half of the 20th century, the use of pesticides increased dramatically. Billions of pounds of pesticides were used to control diseases, insects, weeds and other pests. Along with this increased use of pesticides there was a growing concern for the possibility […]
We live in a world of ever increasing concern (and sometimes misguided concern) over pesticides and the environment. Not only is it essential that pest control operators conduct their business in a manner providing the highest degree of environmental protection possible, but you must also address even unfounded allegations in an honest and informed manner. […]
The objective of this course is to teach pesticide applicators the primary groups of common pesticides, their chemical properties, toxicology, uses, recognition and management of human poisonings.
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act is the most important federal law that pesticide applicators must be concerned with. This law regulates the: 1. REGISTRATION OF PESTICIDES 2. LABELING OF PESTICIDES 3. USE OF PESTICIDES The primary provisions of this law that directly affect pesticide applicators will be discussed in this study.
Managing Pesticide Drift The drift of pesticides from the target site is a serious problem affecting pesticide application. All pesticide applicators must be concerned with this problem and seek to manage pesticide application in a manner so as to reduce drift while optimizing coverage to the target site. This course will provide specific facts that […]