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Lawn and Residential Landscape Pest Control: A Guide for Maintenance Gardeners
Pesticide Application Compendium, Vol.8

Published 2009 · Publication 3510 · 219 pages

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Strawberry manual

Volume 8 in the UC Pesticide Application Compendium, this book is a guide for maintenance gardeners whose primary job is maintaining landscapes. This book provides an introduction to managing insects, weeds, plant diseases, rodents and other plant pests that invade residential and commercial landscapes.  Safe and effective use of pesticides is a special focus of the book, but nonchemical and least toxic management practices are also detailed. The book is published in both English and Spanish versions. 

Recommended Study Guide

This book is the official study guide for people preparing for the California Department of Pesticide (DPR) pesticide applicator exam in the Maintenance Gardener category Q.  It will also be an important resource for home gardeners and others who control pests in their landscapes with nonrestricted or home use pesticides.  Includes Knowledge Expectations, practice exam questions plus 250 photos,104 line drawings, and 22 tables to illustrate key concepts.

Pesticide Application Compendium

Lawn and Residential Landscape Pest Control is Volume 8 of the Pesticide Application Compendium. This series was originally written for professionals trying to meet California's tough applicator licensing requirements. It provides very useful information on all types of protective equipment and application procedures, with illustrations.

How to order

This publication is available in English and in Spanish from the UC ANR Communication Services catalog. It is also available by mail, by telephone, or through the ANR sales offices and many UC County Cooperative Extension offices. For locations and more information, see "How to Order Publications."

List of Contents

How to Use This Book:
  • What Is a Maintenance Gardener? · Using the Review Questions · Knowledge Expectations.
Chapter 1: Pesticide Laws and Regulations.
  • Who Regulates Pesticides? · Get to Know Your County Agricultural Commissioner · Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Business Licensing; Applicator Certification; Pesticide Record Keeping, Use Reporting, and Notification · The Pesticide Label Pesticide Storage, Transportation, and Disposal · Pesticide Worker Safety Requirements: What Employers and Employees Should Know.Chapter 1 Review Questions.
Chapter 2: Pests and Problem Diagnosis.
  • Damage Caused by Factors Other than Pests · Pest Identification and Biology: Common Pests Found in California, Invertebrate Pests, Weeds, Plant Diseases, Vertebrate Pests, Problem Diagnosis: Information about Pest Identification. Chapter 2 Review Questions.
Chapter 3: Integrated Pest Management.
  • Managing Pests with Integrated Pest Management · The Components of an IPM Program ·  1. Prevention through Good Cultural Practices ·  2. Regular Monitoring for Pests and Problems ·  3. Pest and Symptom Identification ·  4. Action Thresholds: Treat Only When Necessary ·  5. Integration of Appropriate Management Methods · Pest Management Tools Used in an IPM Program: Cultural Controls (Good Management Practices), Mechanical and Physical Controls, Biological Controls, Pesticides · Record Keeping and Evaluation · Information Resources. Chapter 3 Review Questions.
Chapter 4: Pesticides and their Hazards.
  • Pesticide Basics: Toxicity Factors That Influence a Pesticide?s Effectiveness and Potential to Cause Harm, Types of Pesticides (Pesticide Classification), Pesticide Hazards: How Do Pesticides Move through the Environment? The Impact of Pesticides on Nontarget Organisms, How Are People Exposed to Pesticides in Landscape and Turf Settings. Chapter 4 Review Questions.
Chapter 5: Protecting People and the Environment and Handling Emergencies.
  • Information Sources about Pesticide Hazards and Safety: The Pesticide Label, Material Safety Data Sheet, Pesticide Safety Information Series · Using Pesticides Safely: Selecting a Pesticide Reading and Following Pesticide Labels, Pesticide Applicator Safety: Personal Protective Equipment, Public and Environmental Safety, Precautions for Preventing Environmental Contamination and Protecting Human Health, Personal Hygiene · Pesticide Emergencies: Be on the Alert for Accidental Exposure to Pesticides, First Aid, Pesticide Leaks and Spills, Pesticide Fires, Misapplication of Pesticides, Pesticide Injury and Liability, Chapter 5 Review Questions.
Chapter 6: Selection and Use of Pesticide Application Equipment
  • Selecting and Maintaining Application Equipment: Liquid Pesticide Application Equipment, Dust and Granule Application Equipment · Measuring and Mixing Pesticides: Preparations for Measuring and Mixing Pesticides. Applying Pesticides Safely and Effectively: Site Characteristics and Environmental Hazards, Equipment Operation Coverage: Spot Treatments versus Broadcast Treatments, Timing Applications for Effective Pest Control, Follow-Up Monitoring. Chapter 6 Review Questions.
Answer Sheet for Review Questions
Further Reading

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