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Landscape maintenance pest controlLandscape Maintenance Pest Control

UC IPM has released Landscape Maintenance Pest Control, a guide to using pesticides safely in turf, landscape, and interior situations ranging from parks and golf courses to indoor malls.

Designed for professionals working in the public or private sector, the guide released by the UC IPM Program focuses especially on pesticide handling and application procedures of importance. More than 200 photos, line drawings, graphs, and sidebars illustrate key concepts and procedures.

The book is recommended study material for Landscape Maintenance Pest Control and Maintenance Gardener categories of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Qualified Pesticide Applicator License and Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate exams. Review questions similar to those on the exams are included at the end of each chapter.

For complete information on integrated pest management, biology, and identification of pests of landscape trees and shrubs, see Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs.

Landscape Maintenance Pest Control is the seventh volume in the UC IPM Pesticide Application Compendium. Others are:

To order, contact ANR Publications, 1-800-994-8849, or www.anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu Ask for publication 3493.

Residential, industrial, and institutional  pest managementUC IPM releases indoor pest management guide

Shielding school children from harmful pesticides is just one of the many features in the second edition of Residential, Industrial, and Institutional Pest Control by UC IPM.

The book highlights new information for carrying out environmentally friendly IPM programs in and around schools and other public and private buildings. Topics include how to select appropriate pesticides, how to monitor for pests, and how to effectively use safe control tools such as cockroach and ant baits, traps, and sanitation practices.

With more than 60 pests covered, the manual contains tips on using gel baits for cockroaches, removing bees from walls in buildings, applying repellants for relief from mosquitoes, and ways to identify common household ants.  Information on many new pests, including booklice, carpenter bees, and carpenter ants, has been added to this completely revised edition.

The latest techniques and pest management tools, as well as review questions to help those studying for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and Structural Pest Control Board exams, also are included in the book. It is the recommended study guide for California DPR’s Qualified Applicator Certificate and Qualified Applicator License examinations in the Residential, Industrial, and Institutional Pest Control category.

Chapter 2 of the book,  “Using Pesticides Safely,” specifically addresses ways to protect workers by using proper application techniques and is a helpful reference for applicators trying to comply with proposed regulations to protect themselves and others. 

The reference book is Volume 2 in the Pesticide Application Compendium series, a seven-book collection that belongs on the bookshelves of anyone who uses pesticides, supervises their use, or instructs others in the proper use of pesticides.

For more information, visit the UC IPM Web site.

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Pesticide safety
Pesticide safety
Book covers of English and Spanish versions.

Pesticide safety book

The UC Statewide IPM Program has completely updated two valuable books for growers’ bookshelves—Pesticide Safety: A Reference Manual for Private Applicators (publication 3383) and the Spanish translation Seguridad en el manejo de pesticidas Manual de referencia para aplicadores privados, publication 3394.

Essential for anyone using pesticides on California farms, Pesticide Safety is recommended by the Department of Pesticide Regulation as a study guide for the California certified private applicator examination. 

Topics covered include pesticide safety practices important to growers, farm managers, and employees. A special feature is the Farm Profile section that guides growers through the steps required to identify unique conditions on their farms and safety procedures that must be followed when using pesticides to protect health and the environment.  

Chapters cover pesticide labels; mixing and applying pesticides (including calibration); recognizing and avoiding pesticide hazards; and proper responses to pesticide emergencies. The appendix includes a pesticide application checklist, resource lists, sample training forms for pesticide handlers and fieldworkers, and information on avoiding heat-related illness. Review questions and answers are included for each chapter.

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