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Commercial/Public Ag Tree Crop Pesticide License Training

Commercial/Public Ag Tree Crop Pesticide License Training

Tuesday, January 07, 2020, 7:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Please RSVP to Debra at 863-674-4092 or drourks@ufl.edu

The Hendry County Extension office has a limited number of the study manuals available. If you wish to purchase the manuals, Please call the office (863-674-4092) for the prices and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
All examinees MUST obtain a voucher prior to testing. This is done by going to this Florida Pesticide Certification Exams website at https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/
Following is the three-step process to get a pesticide license:
1. Apply for a pesticide applicator’s license/exam by using the link below which redirects you to the FDACS website. Please return to this UF/IFAS website after obtaining your exam voucher. https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/
2. Apply for Examination
Once you obtain a voucher number from FDACS, you are ready to schedule the examination in your local UF/IFAS Extension Testing Centers. Exam sessions are listed by county and can be found at UF/IFAS Extension testing centers and schedules. Seating is limited so you must schedule an appointment. https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/scheduleExam/
3. Schedule Examination
Please go to the UF/IFAS Extension testing center on the scheduled date/time. Learn about the exam policies. https://pesticideexam.ifas.ufl.edu/policy.faces
If you want to take a paper test on the day of the class, be sure to schedule for that date. If you intend to take an online test at the Hendry County Extension Office at a future date you may do so by scheduling the desired date.

Date & time: Tuesday January 7, 2020, 7:45 AM – Noon
Location: Dallas B. Townsend Agricultural Center in LaBelle, Florida. UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension Office.
1085 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, FL 33935

Registration Fee: $20.00

3 CEUs for Private Applicator or Ag Tree Crop category can also be earned by attending the training.
Presented by: Mongi Zekri, Multi-County Citrus Extension Agent, UF-IFAS

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM, Registration
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM, Background information on Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer services, license classification, restricted use pesticide license, examinations, recertification, CEU requirements,
8:10 AM – 8:30 AM, Pests, pest categories, insects, insects of ecological importance, beneficial insects, insect predators, insect parasites, destructive insects, physical characteristics of insects, types of mouthparts of insects, life cycles of insects, metamorphosis, insect-like pests, major nematode species,
8:30 AM – 8:40 AM, Plant diseases, disease signs, fungi, bacteria and viruses, canker and citrus greening, phytoplasmas, viroids, biotic and abiotic factors,
8:40 AM – 9:00 AM, Weeds, life cycle of plants, weed classification, grasses, sedges, broadleaves, herbicides, vertebrate pests, controlling vertebrates, mechanical control, approaches to pest management, chemical control of pests, effects of water quality on pesticides, pesticide resistance
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM, BREAK
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM, The worker protection standard, agricultural worker, definition of calibration, equipment calibration, application equipment for pesticides, nozzles, nozzle selection, chemigation, chemigation safety and posting, Terms to know (drift, volatilization, leaching, adsorption, absorption,
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM, Soil organic matter, Florida-specific regulated pesticides, Bromacil, records of pesticide applications, reading and understanding the label, Signal words (danger, warning, caution), personnel protective equipment, restricted entry intervals, Terms to know (active ingredient, inert ingredient, brand name, chemical name, common name)
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM, Reading and understanding the label of a pesticide, 10 questions and answers on the label, where to look and find the information on the label
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM, BREAK
10:10 AM – 11:00 AM, Formulas and equations, conversion factors, units, 20 examples of math problems on sprayer speed, application rate (gal/min, gal/acre, lb/acre), travel seed, area of rectangular, circular, and triangular sites, volume of a cylinder, amount of herbicide to apply, and nozzle types and sizes.
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Exam