Maui, Kahului — 2018 April 23 – 24 (Mon – Tue).
Deadline for registration: March 23.
This in-depth two-day short course is about handling pesticides, including herbicides, in ways that will reduce risks to people and our environment. It will be conducted by an instructor from the Cooperative Extension Service, a part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Here’s the blank registration form.
(Please print it. Fill it in manually. Then send it with your payment.)
Here’s the fillable registration form.
(Please fill it in on your computer. Print it. Then send it with your payment.)
Who would benefit?
This course would benefit people who want to be better informed about handling pesticides properly or prepare for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s certification exam for restricted use pesticides. (Certification exams will be conducted at separate sessions by Hawaii Department of Agriculture employees.)
Certified applicators will not earn recertification credits by attending this course.
The instructor will emphasize the study packet’s basic or “core” study guides, which provide information common to all categories of restricted use pesticide certification. But “category-specific” topics such as life cycles of specific pests and specialized equipment and calculations are covered only in the category-specific packets of study guides, not in the short course. So if you plan to take a certification exam, you should also study the “category-specific” study guides, such as the “Private 1,2,3 study packet” or the “Commercial 2 Forest pest control study packet” or the “Commercial 7a,b,c,d,e pest control study packet.”
Topics to be covered in the short course include:
- Types & formulations of pesticides
- Understanding importance of a pesticide’s labeling and safety data sheet (SDS)
- Laws & regulations about buying, storing, transporting, applying, and disposing of pesticides, spill response, and employee protection
- Integrated pest management (IPM) concepts
- Common pests’ identification features & life cycles
- Common application equipment
- Dilution and dosage instructions
- Pesticide movement & breakdown of pesticides in the environment
- Groundwater and surface water protection
- Endangered species protection
- Carry-over. Resistance. Phytotoxicity.
- Hazards to pesticide handlers & first aid for pesticide exposure
- Protective clothing & safety equipment
- Mixing, loading, application, transport, storage, and disposal
For more information, contact the Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center:
ph. 808-956-6706 (Honolulu),
or the instructor Charles Nagamine:
ph. 808-956-6007 (Honolulu),
or Mail: Charles Nagamine,
3190 Maile Way, Room 307,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.