ERIC Number: ED152516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Safe, Effective Use of Pesticides: A Manual for Private Applicators.
Bailey, J. Blair; And Others
This publication is a training manual for the private pesticide applicator's permit of the Michigan Department of Agriculture. The information presented in this manual is designed to assist prospective private applicators to meet certification requirements under federal guidelines. The primary focus of this publication is on agricultural pesticide use. The nine sections explain the following: (1) pesticide laws and regulations; (2) pests; (3) pest control; (4) pesticides; (5) labels and labeling; (6) protecting man-using pesticides safely; (7) protecting the environment; (8) safe use precautions; and (9) application equipment. The laws and regulations section outlines federal and state pesticide legislation including penalities, pesticide classification, transportation and safety. Section 2 briefly describes different types of pests and how they affect crops. Section 3 discusses the various methods of pest control including mechanical and biological. The next section talks about different types of pesticides, factors affecting their activity, and different formulations. Sections 6, 7, and 8 detail pesticide safety. Section 9 discusses the different types of application equipment and how they are used. At the end of each section are self-help study questions. A glossary of terms and an application for certification are included. (MR)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Supplies, Certification, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Guides, Pesticides, Pollution, Public Health
Michigan State University, Cooperative Extension Service, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Cooperative Extension Service.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
Note: For related document, see SE 023 945