Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to: select the right pesticide for the job; review the label; test for pesticide compatibility before mixing; choose what personal protective equipment to wear; transfer pesticides safely; and clean up after an application. Careful planning and consideration of all details is the hallmark of professionalism.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain how to select appropriate pesticides and additives (if needed).
• Follow the label for safe mixing and loading.
• State some basic procedures that ensure the correct application of pesticides.
Selecting the Pesticide
Reviewing the Pesticide Label
Determining Pesticide Compatibility
Following Safe Mixing and Loading Practices
Cleaning and Disposing of Pesticide Containers
Applying Pesticides Correctly/PPE
Cleaning up after Mixing, Loading, and Application
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