Pennsylvania Private Applicator Complete 12 Credit Bundle #1

$99.00

Online HD Video | 6 credits Core and 6 credits Private Category

This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural private applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 6 credits of private category training. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

Description

This course bundle is geared toward the agricultural private applicator. The course bundle contains 6 credits of core training and 6 credits of private category training. All courses have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Please click on course details for a full list of courses.

BUNDLED CONTENTS:

Core Credits:

  • Application Equipment and Calibration – 2 credits
  • Pesticide Hazards & First Aid – 2 credits
  • Pesticide Formulations – 2 credits

Private Category Credits:

  • Seed Treatment Product Safety – 2 credits
  • Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean, and Grain Sorghum – 4 credits

 


Application Equipment and Calibration (#00225N)

COURSE SYLLABUS

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


 

PESTICIDE HAZARDS AND FIRST AID (#001FY3)

COURSE SYLLABUS

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 


PESTICIDE FORMULATIONS (#001FY2)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end-use pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain why pesticides are formulated for end use.
  • List the factors to consider when choosing a formulation for a specific site or situation.
  • Discuss the properties of common formulations.

Lesson 1 

  • Formulations: An Overview
  • Liquid Formulations

Lesson 2

  • Dry or Solid Formulations
  • Other Formulations
  • Pesticide Mixtures
  • Adjuvants

Final Assessment


Seed Treatment Product Safety (#0021H3)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

In the last ten years there has been a resurgence of treated seed use, largely due to the advent of improved chemical performance. We as agricultural producers are obviously concerned about the more modern applications of these processes, not only because they have been found to be beneficial to early crop protection but especially because they have been of concern to the safety of humans and the environment. This course will outline the benefits and risks associated with treated seed products.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Weigh the benefits of treated seed products against the concerns for both human and environmental safety.
  • Outline the different types of seed treatment methods, dressings and manufacturing processes.
  • Be able to describe and integrate important safety guidelines based on EPA risk assessment recommendations.
  • Describe the environmental impact of seed treatment processes, and best practices as environmental stewards.

Lesson 1

  • Global Considerations
    • Markets at a glance
    • Use trends
  • Safety Perspective—Asking the Right Questions
    • Risk to benefit
    • Potential health risks
    • Chemical exposure pathways
  • Safety Perspective—Where to find the right answers
    • Product label
    • Safety data sheet
  • Seed Treatment Methods
  • Safety Guidelines
    • Manufacturing
      • Engineering Controls
      • Work practices
      • Personal hygiene
      • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Lesson 2

  • Safety Guidelines – Cont.
    • Handling
    • Storage
    • Transport
    • Use
    • Disposal
  • Environmental Impacts and Stewardship
    • Pollinator myths exposed
    • Best management practices
    • Environmental impacts to other non-target organisms
    • Environmental impacts
  • Additional Resources
    • Seed Treatment Operator Safety Guidelines
    • Seed Treatment and Safety Regulations

Final Assessment

 


Pest Identification: Corn, Soybean and Grain Sorghum (#001PDY)

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Corn Insect Pests. This course goes over in detail the many insects that threaten corn yield. Each species is identified according to various stages of maturity, the signs and symptoms exhibited, and the type of biological, cultural or chemical control recommended for each.

Soybean Insect Pests. This course details the various types of insects that affect soybeans, including early-season insect pests, stem and petiole feeders, and defoliators. Treatment and control strategies for specified insects within these groups are detailed throughout this lesson.

Grain Sorghum Insect Pests. Sorghum represents a large portion of the U.S. export industry. It is a versatile crop that is used as a grain, forage or sweet crop. It is subject to infestation by a variety of insect pests. Good production practices can help reduce infestation when sampled regularly from emergence to maturity. This course will outline how to manage for these pests in a timely and efficient way.

While working through this course attendants will learn specifics on:

  • The major pests currently affecting corn crops in the United States today.
  • How to develop strategies to manage and control corn insect pests.
  • Early season insect pests: how to recognize, control and prevent
  • Multiple soybean fruit and pod feeders, the extent of damage each causes, and prevention techniques
  • Identify the different groups of grain sorghum pests and which insects within those groups are most harmful.
  • Identify the vegetative and grain-filling stages of plant growth.

Lesson 1 – Corn Insect Pests 

  • Threshold, Biological Control, Cultural Control, Chemical Control, and Host Plant Resistance of:
    • Southwestern Corn Borer
    • Southern, Northern, and Western Rootworm
    • Cutworm
    • Fall Armyworm
    • Corn Earworm

Lesson 2 – Soybean Insect Identification and Managment

  • Early-Season Insect Pests
    • Soil Insect Pests
    • Seed Treatments
    • Soybean Behind Cover Crops
  • Stem and Petiole Feeders
    • Three-cornered Alfalfa Hopper
    • Kudzu Bug
  • Defoliators
    • Grasshoppers
    • Blister Beetles
    • Bean Leaf Beetles
    • Green Cloverworm
    • Soybean Looper
    • Velvetbean Caterpillar
    • Saltmarsh Caterpillar
    • Beet Armyworm
    • Fall Armyworm

Lesson 3 – Grain Sorghum Insect Pests 

  • Five Vegetable Stages and Four Grain-Filling Stages of Sorghum
  • Soil Pests
  • Seedling Pests
  • Leaf and Stalk-Boring Pests
  • Panicle and Seed Pests
  • Sugarcane Aphid
  • Sorghum Midge
  • Fall Armyworm
  • Corn Earworm
  • Sorghum Webworm

Final Assessment 


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