Pesticide Applicator Manuals
Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs
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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.
This website 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:
- For commercial applicators applying pesticides by fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides on agricultural animals, and places on or in which such animals are confined.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides in the production of agricultural crops, on grasslands, and on noncrop agricultural land.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides in or on standing or running waters to control pests (excluding activities relating to public health).
- For commercial applicators applying pesticides through an irrigation system.
- 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.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, and seed orchards.
- For commercial applicators using fumigant pesticides to control pests in structures and items other than soils and raw agricultural commodities.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides for soil fumigation in the production of agricultural commodities and/or fumigation of agricultural products.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides to control household pests, including pests that infest structures, stored products, and residential food preparation areas.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides other than fumigants to control organisms that destroy structures made of or containing wood.
- For commercial applicators using marine antifoulant paints containing tributyltin or other restricted-use pesticides.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides to maintain ornamental plants in interiorscapes or landscapes.
- For USDA/APHIS/WS employees seeking certification, or for others seeking background information on predator management.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides to manage or control pests of medical significance that pose a risk to public health.
- For federal, state, and local governmental employees using pesticides to control regulated pests.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides in the maintenance of public rights-of-way such as roads, electric power lines, and railways.
- For commercial applicators applying pesticides to seeds.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides to control roots in sewer lines.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides to maintain ornamental turf in sites such as golf courses and parks.
- For commercial applicators using pesticides to control vertebrate pests outside of human dwellings or other structures.
- For exam preparation for commercial applicators, private applicators, and registered technicians in all categories.
- 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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December 17, 2021