Pesticide Risk Reduction Education Short Course, Kauai
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Register by January 3.
This in-depth two-day short 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 and 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 & MSDSs
>Laws and regulations about buying, storing, transporting, applying, disposal, employee protection
>Integrated pest management basics & non-pesticide control methods
>Common pests' general identification features & life cycles
>Common application equipment
>Dilution and dosage calculations
>Pesticide movement and breakdown
>Endangered species protection
>Carry-over, resistance, phytotoxicity
>Hazards to pesticide handlers
>Protective clothing and equipment
>Safe mixing, loading, & application
>Proper transport, storage, & disposal
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” 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 presents 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