Right of Way Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

$89.00

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category II, VI, VII(3) 
This course will help applicators understand the five main groups of pests and the causes of plant disease and how to decide on management strategies. It also covers the importance of honey bees and outlines strategies that can be implemented to find the balance between managing pests and protecting pollinators.

Description

 

Mississippi Pesticide Safety
Right of Way Pest Control Re-certification Package

 


COURSE SYLLABUS

Right of Way: Pest Control

This study guide was prepared from the Commercial Applicator Study Manual for Category 6, Right-of-Way Pest Control as published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and approved by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.

After completing this chapter in its entirety, participants will be able to:

• Identify five main groups of pests and the pests specific to each group
• Name the physical characteristics that aid in the identification of specific insects
• Identify the main cause of plant diseases
• Differentiate between the life cycles of annuals, biennials, and perennials
• Describe the developmental stages through which plants progress

 

Lesson 1 

  • Introduction to Pests
  • Hosts
  • Insect Features
  • Vertebrate
  • Plant Diseases
  • Plant Life Cycles

Lesson 2 

  • Pest Control Methods
  • Pesticides
  • Formulations

Lesson 3 

  • Pesticide Labels
  • Information
  • Illegal Uses
  • Storing and Disposing of Containers

Lesson 4 

  • Pesticides in the Environment
  • Endangered Species
  • Off Target Movement
  • Pollinators

Lesson 5 

  • Pesticides and Humans
  • Hazards
  • Routes of Entry
  • Acute and Chronic Effects

Lesson 6 

  • LD/LC
  • Signal Words
  • Exposure Symptoms
  • First Aid
  • Medical Attention

Lesson 7 

  • PPE
  • Respirators

Lesson 8 

  • Respirators
  • Fit Test
  • Clean Up

Lesson 9 

  • FIFRA
  • Special Provisions
  • Misuse Penalties

Lesson 10 

  • Application
  • Methods
  • Safety Systems
  • Sprayer Components
  • Applicators

Lesson 11 

  • Calibration
  • Calculations
  • Minimizing Drift

Chapter Assessment


Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health

Balancing the need to manage agricultural pests with pollinator health is dependent on cooperation between beekeepers, farmers and pesticide applicators. This course outlines the importance of honey bees, honey bee decline, and discusses some pollinator myths. Finally, the strategies required to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers and applicators is discussed.

After completing this chapter in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues surrounding pollinator importance, decline and health.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the cooperation between farmers, beekeepers, and applicators.

Lesson 1 

  • Habitat Loss
  • Pesticides
  • Diseases
  • Parasites

Lesson 2 

  • U.S. Agricultural Needs
  • Best Practices to Protect Bees
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partnering

Lesson 3 

  • Reducing Bee Poisoning
  • Science Policy Field Tour
  • Row Crops as Major Honey Sources
  • Value of Pollination

Lesson 4 

  • Pragmatic Beekeeper
  • Pragmatic Farmer
  • Aerial Applicators

Chapter Assessment 


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@traininginstitutesedu.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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