RIGHT OF WAY:
PEST CONTROL

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

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 course, 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 Cycle

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

Final Assessment

 

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