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Pesticide Exam Study Materials

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  • Aerial Application aircraft flying over crop field
    Aerial Application (Aerial Category Exam)
    This revised 2012 edition serves as the exam preparation study packet for pilots aiming for certification and licensure to apply pesticides in Florida via aircraft. It encompasses information on laws and regulations, application equipment features and calibration procedures, pesticide measurement systems, spray mix preparation, target site area determinations, spray drift management, pesticides and human health, and field operation procedures. The book includes detailed examples of pertinent calculations and is now in its 3rd Edition. Reprinted in March 2021.




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  • Cows in a grass field
    Agricultural Animal Pest Control (Agriculture Animal Category Exam)
    This is the exam preparation and general reference manual for commercial or public applicators seeking certification and licensure to apply restricted-use pesticides to agricultural animals in Florida. The booklet contains information about livestock and poultry pests, pesticide application precautions, pesticide tolerances, and application procedures for livestock and poultry. 2nd Edition - Copyright 2009. 62 pp.

     

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  • Farm equipment in row crop field
    Agricultural Row Crop Pest Control
    Revised for 2019, this edition serves as the comprehensive exam preparation guide for commercial and public applicators pursuing certification and licensure to apply restricted-use pesticides specifically tailored to agricultural row crops. Inside, you'll find valuable insights on insects, weeds, plant diseases, nematodes, application procedures, calibration of application equipment, and a detailed understanding of pesticide labels.

     


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  • Image of oranges in a tree
    Agricultural Tree Crop Pest Control (Agriculture Tree Crop Exam)
    2016 edition!
    This is the exam preparation and general reference manual for commercial or public applicators seeking certification and licensure to apply restricted-use pesticides on agricultural tree crop sites in Florida. Information in the book includes the management of insects and mites, vertebrates, weeds, plant diseases; the Worker Protection Standard; pesticide application equipment features, use and care; equipment calibration; spray mix preparation; target site area determinations. It includes detailed examples of pertinent calculations, a glossary, and spans 124 pages.

    This study guide is for the 2016 Agricultural Tree Crop Pest Control category exam.

     

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  • Organotin Antifouling Paint Manual
    Antifouling Paint Pest Control Training Manual
    This comprehensive training manual serves as the go-to resource for commercial and public pesticide applicators preparing for the certification and licensure exam in the Organotin Antifouling Paint category, as outlined in Chapter 5E-9.024 of the Florida Administrative Code. Presented in black and white, and conveniently spiral-bound for easy navigation and study.

     


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  • Applying Pesticides Correctly Spanish Language edition
    Aplicación Correcta de Pesticidas (Applying Pesticides Correctly - CORE)

    Este manual está diseñado para aquellos aplicadores de pesticidas que buscan prepararse y obtener certificación y licencia para el control de plagas, siguiendo las disposiciones de la Ley de Pesticidas de Florida y sus reglamentos. La información presentada en este manual proporciona los conocimientos esenciales necesarios para estar completamente preparado para el examen de Estándares de Certificación General (Básicas).


     

     


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  • Applying Pesticides Correctly: A Guide for Pesticide Applicators
    Applying Pesticides Correctly: A Guide for Pesticide Applicators (CORE)
    Revised for 2015! This is the fundamental resource for the General Standards (Core) examination for pesticide applicators seeking certification and licensing to apply pesticides in Florida. Newly reprinted for 2015, this publication contains chapters on the law and pesticide application, principles of pesticides and pest control, understanding pesticide labeling, pesticide formulations, pesticides and the environment, harmful effects of pesticides and emergency response, personal protective equipment, transportation, storage, security, and disposal of pesticide wastes, and pesticide application procedures. English. Copyright 2014. 176 pp.
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  • Aquatic Pest Control Training Manual
    Aquatic Pest Control Training Manual (Aquatic Category Exam)
    Kenneth A. Langeland, Frederick M. Fishel, and Lyn A. Gettys

     

    Newly revised 2nd edition. This serves as the exam preparation and general reference manual for commercial or public applicators seeking certification and licensure to apply pesticides for aquatic plant control in Florida. The book includes information on the history of aquatic plant management in Florida; rules and regulations governing aquatic plant management; herbicide technology; adjuvants in aquatic plant management; equipment selection and methods of application; nonherbicide control methods; environmental and public health considerations; and aquatic plant identification. Copyright 2014. 154 pp.
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  • Building Plans and Management Practices for a Permanent-site Pesticide Mixing/Loading Facility in Florida
    Building Plans and Management Practices for a Permanent-site Pesticide Mixing/Loading Facility in Fl
    This booklet contains a complete set of pesticide mixing/loading facility building plan drawings. It also provides specific guidance on many topics related to pesticide mixing/loading facilities. Topics discussed include mix/load pad weather protection, pad surface and sump management techniques, facility workspace considerations, safety equipment, floor coatings, special hazard areas, emergency response actions, and spill clean-up techniques. Reviewed by Florida's regulatory personnel and others familiar with pesticide storage issues. 45 pp.

     

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  • Building Plans and Management Practices for a Permanent-site Pesticide Storage Facility in Florida
    Building Plans and Management Practices for a Permanent-site Pesticide Storage Facility in Florida
    This booklet contains a full set of pesticide storage facility building plan drawings. It also provides specific guidance on many topics related to pesticide storage facilities. Topics discussed include ventilation, shelving materials and designs, facility aisle space considerations, safety equipment, spill containment measures, floor coatings, emergency response actions, and spill cleanup techniques. Reviewed by Florida's regulatory personnel and others familiar with pesticide storage issues. 52 pp.

     


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  • Private Applicator Pest Control Spanish language edition
    Control de Plagas Agrícolas para Aplicadores Privados (Private Applicator Pest Control)

    Este manual está dirigido a aplicadores privados de pesticidas que deseen obtener su certificación como aplicadores de pesticidas de uso restringido para el control de plagas en la producción agrícola, según las disposiciones de la Ley de Pesticidas de Florida (Capítulo 487 de los Estatutos de Florida) y sus normativas (Capítulos 5E-2 y 5E-9 del Código Administrativo de Florida). Debe usarse en conjunto con el manual de capacitación "básico" titulado "Aplicación Correcta de Pesticidas: Guía para Aplicadores Privados y Comerciales, SM-1".



     



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  • Demonstration & Research Pest Control
    Demonstration & Research Pest Control
    Newly revised - November 2022
    This serves as the exam preparation guide for commercial and public applicators aiming for certification and licensure to apply restricted-use pesticides on sites dedicated to demonstration and research. Covered topics encompass pesticide-organism and pesticide interactions, recordkeeping, comprehension of material safety data sheets, equipment calibration, experimental-use permits, and experimental design. Copyright 2015, Revised November 2022.

     

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  • Florida Fumigation Manual 2021 Edition
    Florida Fumigation Manual 2021 Edition

    Second edition (2021)
    By Thomas Chouvenc, Ellen Thoms, Sean Brantley, and William H. Kern, Jr.
    Executive editor and contributor Rudolf H. Scheffrahn

     

    Structural fumigation to control pest species is a highly technical process that must be performed safely and accurately. In Florida, fumigators are required to be certified by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to perform a fumigation. Due to the complexity and extent of regulations, this manual has been prepared in collaboration with FDACS, industry professionals, and faculty at the University of Florida. It serves as a preparation guide for individuals intending to take the state examination.

    As Federal and State regulations change over time, this document will be updated as necessary.

    This publication is available online only.
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  • Forest Pest Control
    Forest Pest Control

    Revised edition released in June 2020

    This serves as the exam preparation and general reference manual for commercial or public applicators aiming for certification and licensure in pesticide application for forest pest control. It covers essential topics such as principles of forest pest management, herbicide-based vegetation control, and ground applications of herbicides, along with chemical insect and disease control. With 138 pages, it is a comprehensive resource for those in the field.

     

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  • General Household Pest Control Applicator Training Manual
    General Household Pest Control Applicator Training Manual
    3rd edition now available!

    This is a general reference manual for Pest Control Operators seeking certification and licensing in the General Household Pest Control category in Florida. The GHP Manual is full of comprehensive information about general household insect and vertebrate pests. It is an ideal study guide to prepare pest control operators for their certification exams. 3rd edition, 2019. 286pp.

     

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  • Pesticide Applicator
    How to Interpret the new NIOSH Approval Codes for Respirators
    This booklet describes the respirators currently available as personal protective equipment (PPE) for pesticide handlers. It also explains recent changes in the NIOSH approval codes for respirators and identifies the "new" official respirator nomenclature and terminology. Interpretive tables in the booklet help the reader identify exactly what the new codes mean and which respirator type is best suited for a particular use. (18 pp.)

     


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  • Identification Guide to Common Florida Lawn and Ornamental Weeds
    Identification Guide to Common Florida Lawn and Ornamental Weeds

    This pocket-sized ID deck is a handy field guide to identifying 21 species of grass, sedge, and broadleaf weeds commonly found in Florida yards and landscapes. It also includes general information about weed types, life cycles, and herbicides. Whether you’re a landscape professional, a pesticide applicator, or just a homeowner who wants to tell the difference between crabgrass and doveweed, you’ll find this guide indispensable.
    Erin Harlow, Ramon Leon, and J. Bryan Unruh
    6” x 4 ½”, 63 pp.

    This title is currently unavailable. Please email us at ifasbooks@ifas.ufl.edu to be notified when it is back in stock. 

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  • Introduction to Safe Pesticide Handling for Pest Control Technicians: Five Days to Pesticide Safety
    Introduction to Safe Pesticide Handling for Pest Control Technicians: Five Days to Pesticide Safety
    Designed as a companion to SM59, this booklet serves as an essential guide for new pest control technicians, providing a thorough introduction to the principles of safe pesticide handling. Tailored for effective training, it proves invaluable during the crucial first week of employment, equipping technicians with the knowledge and practices essential for their role. With 26 pages of comprehensive content, this resource ensures a strong foundation for safe and responsible pest control practices.

     


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  • Lawn and Ornamental Pest Management
    Lawn and Ornamental Pest Management
    This is the exam preparation guide for pest control operators aiming for certification in the Lawn and Ornamental Pest Control category. It includes information about best management practices, ornamental and turf diseases, arthropod pests, nematodes, as well as weeds, palm pests, and disorders. Special chapters cover pesticide application procedures, application equipment and calibration, and understanding the pesticide label. The guide spans 320 pages.

     

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  • Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance
    Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance
    This manual is designed for commercial landscape maintenance personnel aiming for limited certification as pesticide applicators to control pests in plant beds and implement integrated pest management on ornamental plants in Florida. The material provides applicators with the detailed knowledge required to prepare for the limited commercial landscape maintenance certification exam. Additionally, applicators may find this manual useful for periodic review and general reference. It spans 257 pages.
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