Educational Materials: Detailed Descriptions

Third Edition
The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides
Pesticide Application Compendium, Vol.1

Published 2016 · Publication 3324 · 386 pages

List of contents
How to order

Photo of the book, Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides.

This completely revised edition, published in November 2016, provides detailed information for training employees to select, use, handle, store, and dispose of pesticides safely and properly. Newly updated content covers recent changes to federal and state pesticide laws, including the federal Worker Protection Standard. Like the previous editions, emphasis is placed on prevention of groundwater contamination, protection of endangered species and wildlife, and reduction of environmental impact.

Recommended Study Guide

This comprehensive publication is the recommended study guide for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's pest control advisor (PCA) and pesticide applicator (PA) examinations. It is an essential reference and study tool that applies to agricultural, structural, landscape maintenance, greenhouse and nursery, right-of-way, forest, aquatic, demonstration and research, public health, and regulatory pesticide-use situations.

New in the Third Edition

The third edition includes:

  • a new format making it even easier to study for the DPR licensing exams
  • knowledge expectations at the beginning of each chapter that describe what you are expected to learn after reading that chapter
  • knowledge expectations are also highlighted in sidebars throughout each chapter, providing a study roadmap so you know which sections of each chapter are most important
  • updated pesticides tables to reflect products available in California
  • updated information on pest nematodes, vertebrates, and pathogens
  • expanded information on environmental hazards and personal protective equipment, including EPA respirator criteria
  • up-to-date information on worker protection standards
  • expanded information on pesticide resistance
  • updated compliance guidelines for pesticide use reporting as required by California law
  • a dedicated chapter covering label reading, including an updated label that reflects current regulations

Clearly Illustrated

The ideas presented in the text are clearly illustrated with hundreds of full color photographs, drawings, and tables created especially for this book. The illustrations depict real-life situations in the use and handling of pesticides, application techniques and equipment, and pest identification.

Pesticide Application Compendium

The Safe and Effective Use of Pesticides is Volume 1 of the Pesticide Application Compendium. This series was originally written for professionals trying to meet California's tough applicator licensing requirements. It provides useful information on all types of protective equipment and application procedures, with illustrations.

List of Contents

  • Pest Management
    • Historical Development of Pest Management Programs · Creating a Pest Management Plan · Integrated Pest Management · Monitoring: The Key to Successful Pest Management
    Pest Identification
    • How Plants and Animals Are Named · Identifying Pests · Weeds · Invertebrates · Vertebrates · Pathogens and Abiotic Disorders)
    • Pesticide Toxicity · How Pesticides are Organized · Pesticide Mixtures
    Environmental Hazards Associated with Pesticide Use
    • The Environment · Pesticide Characteristics · How Pesticides Move in the Environment · Sources of Pesticide Contamination · Environmental Impacts of Pesticide Application
    Human Hazards Associated with Pesticide Use
    • Potential for Human Injury · Other Effects on People · Pesticide Toxicity and Health Concerns · Delayed Effects
    Personal Protective Equipment and Personal Safety
    • Worker Training and Personal Safety · Personal Protective Equipment · Engineering Controls
    Using Pesticides Safely
    • Pesticide Applicator Safety · Field Worker Safety · Public Safety · Handling Pesticides Safely · Mixing Pesticides Safely · Applying Pesticides Safely · Cleanup and Disposal · Recordkeeping · Liability  
    Pesticide Application Equipment
    • Application Methods · Liquid Application Equipment · Dust and Granule Application Equipment · Livestock and Poultry Application Equipment · Bait Application Equipment · Application Equipment Maintenance
    Calibrating Pesticide Application Equipment
    • Why Calibration Is Essential · Equipment Calibration Methods · Calculation for Active Ingredient, Percentage Solution, and Parts per Million Solutions · Using System Monitors and Controllers
    Using Pesticides Effectively
    • Pest Detection and Monitoring · Making Pesticide Use Decisions · Choosing the Right Pesticide · Making Pesticides More Selective · Mixing Pesticides · Pesticide Resistance · Preventing Offsite Movement of Pesticides · Follow-Up Monitoring
    Reading the Label
    • Pesticide Registration and Labeling
    Pesticide Emergencies and Emergency Response
    • First Aid · Pesticide Leaks and Spills · Pesticide Fires · Stolen Pesticides · Misapplication of Pesticides · Reviewing Emergency Response to Accidents
    Answers to Review Questions

How to Order

This publication is available 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."

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