Florida Right of Way Pest Control Complete 12 CEU Bundle


Online HD Video | 4 CEUs Core and 8 CEUs Right of Way
This course bundle is deisgned for the Right of Way Commercial Applicator. This course bundle contains 4 CEUs of core credits and 8 CEUs of right of way (category 6) credits. Topics include an in depth look at reading a pesticide label, pesticide hazards and first aid, planning your pesticide application, a look at application equipment and calibration, pest control specific to right of way situations, and weed identification and control.

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This course bundle is designed for the Right of Way Commercial Applicator. This course bundle contains 4 CEUs of core credits and 8 CEUs of right of way (category 6) credits. Topics include an in depth look at reading a pesticide label, pesticide hazards and first aid, planning your pesticide application, a look at application equipment and calibration, pest control specific to right of way situations, and weed identification and control.


Core CEUs

  • Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics – 2 CEUs
  • Pesticide Hazards and First Aid – 1 CEU
  • Planning the Pesticide Application – 1 CEU

Right of Way (Category 6) CEUs

  • Right of Way: Pest Management Overview – 3 CEUs
  • Right of Way: Weed Control – 3 CEUs
  • Common Turfgrass Weeds – 1 CEU
  • Application Equipment and Calibration –  1 CEU


Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics

Course Description

This training will cover many sections of a pesticide label and safety data sheets. Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present. Many examples of labels are used in this training that cover a variety of types of pesticides and also represent a variety of sites. It’s essential that we look at REAL label language and not simply make generic statements to evaluate.

There is no endorsement for any company or product by representation of information in this training. All material presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended to purposefully include or exclude any company, tradename, product, use, proprietary, or any other information. Whenever you have questions about interpretations of label language, we encourage you to contact your local extension, land-grant university, department of agriculture, product dealer, or the manufacturer for more information.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of pesticide registrations.
  • Identify where to find specific information on the pesticide label.
  • Identify pests and site usage according to the label, and recognize information on safety data sheets.

Lesson 1 

  • Overview and Objectives
  • EPA Approval
  • Testing of Products
  • Types of Pesticides
  • Pesticide Registrations
  • When to Read the Pesticide Label
  • Parts of the Label: Required Information
  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement

Lesson 2 

  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement (cont.)
  • Agricultural vs Non-Agricultural Use
  • A Closer Look at Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respirator Requirements
    • First Aid Statements
    • Exposure Precautions
    • Physical and Chemical Hazards

Lesson 3 

  • Directions for Use
  • How to Use this Product
    • Target Pests
    • Soil Limitations
    • Integrated Pest Management
  • Other Product Specific Statements
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Endangered Species Protection
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Application Rates
    • Target Crop Rates
    • Host Plant Rates
    • Soil Type
    • Other Application Notes

Lesson 4 

  • Application Rates (cont.)
    • Deviation
  • Tank Mixing
    • Compatibility Test
    • Phytotoxicity Warning
    • Additional Protections
  • Storage and Disposal
  • Safety Data Sheets

Lesson 5

  • Label Review

Final Assessment 

Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Course Description

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents,
fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term
and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated
with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common exposure routes for various pesticides and application methods.
  • Discuss the appropriate first aid response to oral, ocular, dermal, and inhalation exposures to pesticides.
  • Explain the hazard level classification system for pesticides, including the corresponding signal words.

Lesson 1 

  • Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
  • Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
  • Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
  • Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Lesson 2 

  • Factors Affecting Response
  • Signal Words
  • Exposure Symptom Recognition
  • Antidotes
  • First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

Final Assessment 

Planning the Pesticide Application

Course Description

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.
• 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.

Lesson 1

  • Selecting the Pesticide
  • Reviewing the Pesticide Label
  • Determining Pesticide Compatibility

Lesson 2 

  • Following Safe Mixing and Loading Practices
  • Cleaning and Disposing of Pesticide Containers
  • Applying Pesticides Correctly/PPE
  • Cleaning up after Mixing, Loading, and Application

Final Assessment 

Right-of-Way: Pest Management Overview

Course Description

Pest management in right-of-way situations can be a challenge. The economic thresholds are different in right-of-way situations compared to either a landscape setting or an agricultural setting. The treatment areas can be more readily viewed by the public or may be too rough to reach using traditional equipment. While broadleaf and woody plant material is usually the major pests in right-of-way situations there can be insect and vertebrate pests that need management. This course provides an overview of pests common to rights-of-way, management solutions, a look at the equipment commonly used to treat rights-of-way, and a review of calibration steps for that equipment.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the principles of an IPM program in right-of-way situations
  • Identify weeds and other pests commonly found in rights-of-way
  • Identify and calibrate equipment commonly used in right-of-way applications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional conduct and how to interact with the public

Chapter 1 – Pest Management Overview

Lesson 1 – Integrated Pest Management

  • Integrated Pest Management
    • Pest Identification
    • Monitoring
    • Determination of Site-Specific Requirements
    • Development and Implementation of Control Strategies
    • Evaluating Control Strategies for Effectiveness
  • Pest Management Techniques
    • Biological Controls
      • Allelopathy
    • Cultural Controls
      • Timing of the planting
      • Nurse crops
      • Controlled burning
      • Mulching
      • Shading
      • Sanitation
    • Mechanical Controls
    • Chemical Controls
  • Special Environmental Concerns

Lesson 2 – Common Right-of-Way Weeds

  • Plant Types
    • Annuals
    • Biennials
    • Perennials
  • Developmental Stages
    • Seedling phase
    • Vegetative phase
    • Seed production phase
    • Maturity phase
  • Weed Biology
    • Monocots
    • Dicots
  • Classification of Land Plants
    • Grasses
    • Sedges
    • Herbaceous broadleaves
    • Vines
    • Brush and trees
    • Ferns
    • Parasitic seed plants
  • Classification of Aquatic Plants
    • Emergent
    • Floating
    • Submergent
    • Algae
  • Considerations

Lesson 3 – Weed Identification

  • Nomenclature Review
  • Ash
  • Black Locust
  • Boxelder
  • Poison Ivy
  • Red Maple
  • Sassafras
  • Wild Black Cherry
  • Black Willow
  • American Elm
  • Trembling Aspen (Quaking Aspen, Poplar)
  • Cattail
  • Chicory
  • Goldenrod (Gray Golden Rod)
  • Wild Carrot (Queen Anne’s Lace)
  • Canada Thistle
  • Musk Thistle
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Phragmites

Lesson 4 – Herbicides and Weeds

  • Factors Affecting Herbicidal Action
  • Herbicidal Action Characteristics
    • Foliage-absorbed vs Root-absorbed
    • Contact herbicide vs Systemic herbicide
    • Persistent vs Nonpersistent
    • Selective vs Nonselective
  • Plant Characteristics
    • Growing points
    • Leaf shape
    • Wax and cuticle
    • Leaf hairs
    • Deactivation
    • Stage in the life cycle
  • Climate Factors
    • Relative humidity
    • Light
    • Precipitation
    • Wind
    • Temperature
    • Length of growing season

Lesson 5 – Herbicides and Weeds – cont.

  • Selective Herbicides
    • Foliage spraying
      • Low volume ground foliar
        • Drift minimization
      • High volume ground foliar
      • Aerial application
    • Basal spray methods
      • Conventional basal spraying
      • Low volume basal spraying
    • Granular or pellet applications
    • Spotgun application
    • Cut surface applications
  • Non-Selective Herbicides
    • Soil
    • Moisture
    • Vegetation types
    • Soil Microorganisms
    • Application methods
  • Other Chemicals for Control

Lesson 6 – Plant Growth Regulators

  • Gibberellin Inhibitors
  • Auxin Type Regulators
  • Tree Growth Regulation
  • Roadside Turf Regulation

Lesson 7 – Other Right-of-Way Pests

  • Insect Pests
    • Chewing mouthparts
    • Piercing-sucking mouthparts
  • Managing Insects
    • No metamorphosis
    • Gradual metamorphosis
    • Complete metamorphosis
  • Disease Pest Management
  • Fungi and Insects in Wood Structures
  • Vertebrate Pest Management
    • Mechanical controls
    • Sanitation
    • Chemical controls

Lesson 8 – Equipment and Calibration

  • Application Equipment Components
    • Tank
    • Agitators
      • Mechanical agitation
      • Hydraulic agitation
    • Strainers
    • Pumps
      • Centrifugal pump
      • Gear pump
      • Roller pump
      • Diaphragm pump
      • Piston pump
    • Pressure regulators
    • Pressure gauge
    • Hoses
    • Nozzles
      • Flat fan nozzle
      • Off center
  • Sprayers for Right-of-Way Maintenance
    • Portable sprayers
      • Compressed air sprayers
      • Backpack mist blowers
    • Truck or vehicle mounted sprayers
      • High pressure spray rigs
      • Low pressure spray rigs
      • Truck mounted mist blowers
      • Aerial sprayers

Lesson 9 – Equipment and Calibration – cont.

  • Calibrating Boom Sprayers
  • Calibrating Granular Spreaders
  • Hand Application
  • Dosage-Regulated Applications

Lesson 10 – Public Relations

  • Differences in Perception
    • Do’s and Don’ts
    • Carelessness
    • Drainage
    • Toxic plants
    • Problems for landowners
    • Marijuana
    • Brown out
  • Safety Measures

Final Assessment

Right of Way: Weed Control

Course Description

This course will review the methods and techniques to manage vegetation on rights of way and non-cropland industrial sites safely without damage to non-target species, sites, objects or the environment

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling vegetation by roadways, utility lines,a nd pipelines.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of rights of way weed management.

Lesson 1 

  • Roadside
  • Utility lines
  • Pipelines
  • Railways

Lesson 2 

  • Plant Succession
  • Weed Biology/Ecology

Lesson 3 

  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Cultural
  • Prevention
  • Mechanical

Lesson 4 

  • Biological
  • Chemical
  • Early Herbicides
  • 2,4-D
  • Current Herbicides

Lesson 5 

  • Identification
  • Application Site
  • Timing
  • Rate

Lesson 6 

  • Soils, moisture, topography, temperature, vegetative cover
  • Chemical characteristics, soil residue, organic matter, microbes, fertility, pH

Lesson 7 

  • Drift
  • Resistance Definition
  • Selection
  • Herbicide resistant weeds

Lesson 8 

  • Calibrations
  • Sprayers
  • Conventional Booms

Lesson 9 

  • Boomless Sprayers
  • Calculations

Final Assessment 

Common Turfgrass Weeds

Course Description

Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. Correct identification of the problem weed is a must of developing a management strategy, as is a working knowledge of weed biology and how herbicides work. This course will provide applicators with a good foundation from which to build their knowledge.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the major similarities and differences between weeds and turf
  • Identify common turfgrass weeds
  • Explain how herbicides work

Lesson 1 

  • Weed Biology
  • Weed Identification
    • Annual Bluegrass
    • Common Chickweed
    • Mouse-Ear Chickweed
    • White Clover
    • Large Crabgrass
    • Smooth Crabgrass
    • Dandelion
    • Ground Ivy
    • Henbit
    • Prostrate Knotweed
    • Yellow Nutsedge

Lesson 2 

  • Weed Identification (cont.)
    • Broadleaf Plantain
    • Buckhorn Plantain
    • Quack Grass
    • Creeping Speedwell
    • Prostrate Spurge
    • Yellow Weed Sorrel
    • Common Yarrow
  • Managing Turf Weeds
    • Using Herbicides
    • Herbicide Action and Weed Plant Characteristics
    • Herbicide Action and Weather
    • Correcting Application Mistakes

Final Assessment

Application Equipment and Calibration

Course Description

When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it’s important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. An accurate measurement of the area to be treated and properly calibrated equipment are critical to applying pesticides within an acceptable range of the label requirements. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf, the way to calculate the area of an irregularly shaped space, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of equipment used in pesticide applications
  • Accurately calculate the square footage of irregular areas
  • Accurately calibrate common application equipment

Chapter 1 – Application Equipment

  • Spray Output Equipment
  • Applying Pesticides
  • Application Techniques

Chapter 2 – Calibration

Lesson 1

  • Application Calculations
    • Divide and Calculate
    • Offset Line Method

Lesson 2 

  • When to Calibrate
  • Liquid Spray Equipment
  • Calibrating Small Sprayers
  • Calibrating Showerhead Sprayers
  • Calibrating Spray Equipment

Lesson 3

  • Ounce-to-Gallon Method
  • Granular Equipment
  • Calibration Steps

Final Assessment

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