Pesticide Risk Reduction Education, Hawaii island
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
8:15 AM-4:00 PM
This in-depth 2-day course would benefit people who want to be better informed about handling pesticides properly or prepare for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s certification exam for restricted use pesticides.
An instructor from the UH College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources will emphasize the study packet’s basic or "core" study guides, which provide information common to all categories of certification. Topics include:
> Types & formulations of pesticides
> Pesticide labeling & SDSs
> Laws & regulations about buying, storing, transporting, applying, disposal, spill response, employee protection
> Integrated pest management (IPM) concepts
> Common pests' general identification features & life cycles
> Common application equipment
>Dilution & dosage instructions. > Proportion calculations & ratios
> Pesticide movement & breakdown in the environment
>Protecting groundwater, surface water, & endangered species
> Carry-over, resistance, phytotoxicity
> Hazards to pesticide handlers
> Protective clothing & safety equipment
> 1st aid for pesticide exposure
Since the instructor will not cover the “category-specific” study guides, students who plan to take any of the certification exams are advised to read the “category specific” study guides in addition to the basic or “core” study guides.
The registration fee for the short course covers only the instruction and handouts. There are separate fees for study packets and for taking the certification exams.
The free leaflet “Test Your Math Skills” is available from the instructor or from http://pestworld.stjohn.hawaii.edu/pat/schedule.html. It gives exercises and answers that will help students refresh basic math skills needed to understand the instructor’s calculation examples. Students who find the exercises difficult will get more benefit from the short course if they seek tutoring before the course begins.
, (808) 956-6007