Core Pesticide Education Module
Welcome! This module is intended as extra study material for all applicators in Maine to pass the Core pesticide applicator certification exam.
Part 1: Pests and Pest Management
Before we use pesticides we need to understand pests and pest management and know just what a pesticide is.
Part 2: The Problem with Pesticides
Pesticides have risks. It’s important to understand them before using pesticides.
Part 3: Laws and Regulations
Pesticides are regulated by state and federal agencies. Know the regulations and requirements for applying pesticides.
Part 4: The Pesticide Label
Knowing your way around a label is one of the most important things you can learn to protect yourself, prevent harm to the environment, and combat the pest effectively.
Part 5: Types of Pesticides
There are many types of pesticides and pesticide product formulations. Know what should work best for the circumstances when selecting a pesticide.
Part 6: Pesticide Use
Learn about different types of pesticide applications and equipment. Know how to make applications with minimal risk to people and the environment.
Part 7: Transport, Storage, and Disposal
Proper transport, storage, and disposal are critical for preventing accidental exposures and environmental contamination.
Part 8: Applicator Responsibility
You can’t put a droplet back in the sprayer. Make sure safety comes first–take precautions, be prepared, and use your best judgment.
Part 9: Next Steps
You’ve read the Core Manual and completed this module! Now what?
Good luck with your exam(s)!
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