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Pest Management Horticulture II By: Johnny M. Jessup Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
Pesticide Safety Read the label carefully. Follow all directions and precautions.
Pesticide Safety Check the recommended uses to be certain it is correct for intended use.
Pesticide Safety Have clean water and detergents available to cleanup spills.
Pesticide Safety Wear protective clothing called for on the label including rubber chemical gloves or respirator.
Pesticide Safety Use extra caution with concentrated chemicals when mixing. Always wear protective gloves or goggles.
Pesticide Safety Apply the chemical with care. Use only amount needed on the target area.
Pesticide Safety Mix just enough for the job at hand.
Pesticide Safety Guard against inhaling or swallowing chemical or its fumes, mist, or dust.
Pesticide Safety Consider weather conditions…. Apply when forecasted conditions are favorable. Avoid strong winds and heavy rain.
Pesticide Safety Store and dispose of chemicals properly. Keep in original container, in a locked area, away from children or animals, and away from food or animal feed. Check with cooperative extension or sanitary landfill about proper disposal.
Pesticide Storage & Disposal
EPA Pesticide Handling Regulations
Pesticide Regulations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The agency mandated by Congress to regulate pesticides.
Environmental Protection Agency Pesticides must be approved by the EPA before they can be sold in the United States. EPA Registration Number
Pesticide Usages EPA classifies pesticides as general use or restricted use. Users of restricted use pesticides must be certified applicators or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator.
Pesticide Use Violations Unintentional violation of regulations can result in civil penalties. Intentional violations can result in criminal penalties.
Restricted Entry Intervals Restricted Entry Intervals regulations state that: No unprotected person may be in the treated area during pesticide application. Time from application to reentry is stated. Warnings to workers must be given to workers in a language they understand.
Restricted Entry Intervals
Restricted Pesticide Use Regulations Records must be kept for two years by applicator of restricted use pesticides.
Pesticide Toxicity Categories EPA established four toxicity categories and reentry times for each.
Pesticide Toxicity Categories Toxicity I Chemicals have Danger-Poison on label. Warning signs must be posted. No one may re-enter treated area for 48 hours after application.
Pesticide Toxicity Categories Toxicity II Chemicals have Warning on label. No one may re-enter treated area for 24 hrs.
Pesticide Toxicity Categories Toxicity III Chemicals have Caution on label. Re-entry can occur as soon as the dust or spray mist settles.
Pesticide Toxicity Categories Toxicity IV Chemicals have no warning word on label. Treated areas may be re-entered immediately.
Designed By: Johnny M. Jessup; FFA Advisor Hobbton High School