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This on-line course is designed to help potential applicators learn material related to CORE and AQUATIC VEGETATION CONTROL topics. It is self-paced, and narrated with high quality images of insects, animal species, and equipment. It is approximately 30 hours long, and is a self-paced tool to prepare students for their states certification exams. This is not an eligibility or recertification course. You will not receive any credits for this course. Quizzes are given to enhance the student’s learning. Chapters can be reviewed for up to 6 months, after which time the course will expire. This course does not cover specific state regulations. We suggest you also read your states pesticide manuals.
The CORE Sections of this course cover the following materials: Federal Pesticide Laws, Toxicity, Residue, Tolerance, Ecological and Environmental Concerns, Safety Precautions, PPE, Symptoms of Poisoning, First Aid, IPM, Pests, Resistance, Types of Pesticides, The Label, WPS, Formulations, Filling and Mixing, Calculations, Equipment, Calibration, Health Risks, Site Security, Protecting Workers With Repellants, Labels, Weather-Wise Application, Disposal, Storage, Recordkeeping and Liability, Crop Hazards, Heat Stress, Protecting Water, WDO/Insect Label Review, EPA Glossary, and Terminology.
The AQUATIC VEGETATION CONTROL section of this course covers the following materials: Introduction & Federal regulations, Aquatic IPM, Effects of Aquatic Pesticide Use, Heat Stress, Protecting Water, Aquatic Equipment, Calculations and Calibration, Classification of Aquatic Plants, Aquatic Plant Management Techniques, Applying Aquatic Pesticides, Identifying Common Aquatic Plants, and Algae in Pools.