Online Pesticide Recertification Courses

Select a course from those available below to get started (requires payment).
 

Backpack Sprayer 1

Backpack sprayers are inexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, and perfectly suited to small jobs on the farm or in the landscape. In this course, we will discuss the importance of backpack sprayers and how they can make a small job easier to manage, we will look at ways you can convert your backpack sprayer to meet your own personal needs, and finally give pointers on choosing the best sprayer for your situation.

 

     
 

Backpack Sprayer 2

Backpack sprayers are inexpensive, lightweight, easy to use, and perfectly suited to small jobs on the farm or in the landscape. In this course, we will discuss how to properly calibrate a backpack sprayer, nozzle design and nozzle choices, the difference between gasoline powered equipment and hand pumped and accurately measuring the amount of pesticides needed for a job.

 

     
 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a pest management approach that focuses on long-term prevention through the use of regular monitoring and a combination of tactics. This course will discuss the essential elements of integrated pest management; monitoring, pest prevention, use of least hazardous approach to pest control, pesticide use notifications, and record keeping.

 

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Labels and Labeling

Pesticide product labeling is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on or attached to the pesticide container is the labelLabeling includes the label plus all other information you receive from the manufacturer about the product when you buy it. The labeling may include brochures, leaflets, and other information that accompanies the pesticide product. Pesticide labeling gives you instructions on how to use the product safely and correctly. Pesticide users are required by law to comply with all the instructions and directions for use in pesticide labeling. In this course, we will review the label and all of its different sections. 

 

     
 

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

Personal protection equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE", is equipment worn to minimize exposure to pesticides. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits. In this course, we will discuss the different equipment available to pesticide applicators and their importance.

 

     
 

Pesticide Calculations and Math

When calibrating a sprayer, applying fertilizer, or converting large scale rates into rates for smaller applications it is absolutely critical to get the math right in order to produce a quality product, maintain landscapes, and protect the environment. In this course, we will discuss the importance of adding the correct amount of pesticide to a mix and provide a series of mathematical exercises to improve participants knowledge on how to calculate the right amount of pesticide needed for proper mixing and application.

 

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Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

This course will review the effects pesticides can have on your health, introduce and explain the signal words found on the label, explain the various exposure routes of pesticides, assist in identify symptoms of exposure, and identify first-aid measures in the event of pesticide exposures.

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Pesticide Storage and Disposal

The characteristics of pesticides require proper storage and, if needed, proper disposal of unused or waste pesticide products in order to protect human health and the environment. This course will help you understand the options for storing, handling and disposing unwanted pesticides.

 

     
 

New Hampshire Rules and Regulations

Pesticides are regulated by the state and federal agencies. They try to identify the potential risks on human health and the environment, determine how much exposure may occur, and create tailored risk mitigation measures to minimize risks. This course will review the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, Division of Pesticide Control rules and regulations pertaining to pesticide use in the state.

 

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Worker Protection Standards

The Worker Protection Standard's purpose is to reduce the risk of illness and injury from pesticide exposure to agricultural workers or handlers. This course will cover the WPS requirements for pesticide safety training, notification of pesticide applications, use of personal protective equipment, restricted entry intervals following pesticide application, decontamination supplies, and emergency medical assistance.

 

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