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Pesticide Applicator Manuals

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VTTP-2

Authors as Published

Susan Terwilliger, Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs. snessler@vt.edu

Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs

Pesticide Applicator Training Manuals

The Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs website offers you information sources on pesticides, pesticide safety, pest management, educational opportunities, and related services.

The site includes information on certification and recertification for pesticide applicators, as well as resources for Extension agents and specialists. In addition, you will find a brief description of the pesticide applicator training manuals that prepare prospective applicators to take and pass state certification exams in 23 different categories. The manuals are listed alphabetically below:

Aerial Pesticide Application (456-233)

  • For commercial applicators applying pesticides by fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft.

Agricultural Animal Pest Control (456-215)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides on agricultural animals, and places on or in which such animals are confined.

Agricultural Plant Pest Control (456-214)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides in the production of agricultural crops, on grasslands, and on noncrop agricultural land.

Aquatic Pest Control (456-219)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides in or on standing or running waters to control pests (excluding activities relating to public health).

Chemigation (456-213)

  • For commercial applicators applying pesticides through an irrigation system.

Demonstration and Research Pest Control (456-227)

  • For commercial applicators who teach proper pesticide use, application techniques, and/or make pesticide recommendations; for research application of pesticides in greenhouses or field plots.

Forest Pest Control (456-216)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, and seed orchards.

Fumigation (Nonagricultural) (456-224)

  • For commercial applicators using fumigant pesticides to control pests in structures and items other than soils and raw agricultural commodities.

Fumigation of Soil and Agricultural Products (456-212)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides for soil fumigation in the production of agricultural commodities and/or fumigation of agricultural products.

General Pest Control (456-221)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides to control household pests, including pests that infest structures, stored products, and residential food preparation areas.

Management of Wood-Destroying Organisms (456-222)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides other than fumigants to control organisms that destroy structures made of or containing wood.

Marine Antifoulant Paints (456-231)

  • For commercial applicators using marine antifoulant paints containing tributyltin or other restricted-use pesticides.

Ornamental Pest Control (456-223)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides to maintain ornamental plants in interiorscapes or landscapes.

Predator Management (456-230)

  • For USDA/APHIS/WS employees seeking certification, or for others seeking background information on predator management.

Public Health Pest Control (456-225)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides to manage or control pests of medical significance that pose a risk to public health.

Regulatory Pest Control (456-226)

  • For federal, state, and local governmental employees using pesticides to control regulated pests.

Right-of-Way Pest Control (456-220)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides in the maintenance of public rights-of-way such as roads, electric power lines, and railways.

Seed Treatment (456-218)

  • For commercial applicators applying pesticides to seeds.

Sewer Root Control (456-229)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides to control roots in sewer lines.

Turf Pest Control (456-217)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides to maintain ornamental turf in sites such as golf courses and parks.

Vertebrate Pest Control (456-232)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides to control vertebrate pests outside of human dwellings or other structures.

Virginia Core Manual (456-210)

  • For exam preparation for commercial applicators, private applicators, and registered technicians in all categories.

Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment (456-228)

  • For commercial applicators using pesticides at wood treatment plants and sawmills for preservation of wood and wood products.

Virginia’s pesticide applicator training manuals are copyrighted and may not be used without written permission. Contact Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (540-231-6543) for more information.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, re-print, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Publisher

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Date

November 17, 2011