Dec 10, 2023
LNTP 190 - Pesticide Use and Safety
This course prepares the horticultural professional for the examination for pesticide application certification. Course content includes principles of pest control, pesticides, laws and regulations, pesticide labeling, pesticides and human health, personal protective equipment, pesticides and the environment, handling pesticides, pesticide emergencies, and pesticide alternatives. Two hours each week Formerly LN 190.
2 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the benefits and risks of pesticides.
- Enumerate and explain the federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they affect pesticides and their use.
- Identify and demonstrate an understanding of all parts of the pesticide label including the signal words and symbols.
- Discuss the acute, delayed, and allergic effects that pesticides can cause in humans and discuss how to prevent them.
- Recognize signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning.
- State how to properly select, wear, clean, and maintain personal protective equipment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of environmental factors when using pesticides.
- Describe how to establish and maintain a safe storage site.
- Discuss how to protect oneself, others, and the environment while handling pesticide tasks including proper disposal of pesticide reinstates and containers.
- Discuss how to transport pesticides safely.
- Describe how to clean up a pesticide spill.
- Explain the principles of integrated pest management.
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