Our 5 CEU Online Course is designed to assist Texas Agricultural Commercial and NonCommercial Applicators to recertify their licenses to apply pesticides. A description of each of the 5 lessons that make up our 5 CEU Online Course is presented below.
Law: Texas Laws and Regulations
Discusses the role of the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Structural Pest Control Service in regulating the use and disposal of pesticides in Texas. The licensing and recertification requirements of individuals using pesticides in the course of their business are addressed and various components of the Texas Pesticide Law, Texas pesticide regulations, state-limited-use pesticides, regulated herbicides, the Texas Structural Pest Control Act, and Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act are discussed.
Pesticide Safety – Part I
One will learn about the benefits of pesticide use, risks of pesticide use, definition of toxicity, how “toxicity” and “hazard” are not the same thing, pesticide toxicity categories, chronic toxicity, pesticide entry into the body through the skin, mouth, eyes and lungs, applicator safety, training and continuing education, planning for accidents, material safety data sheets (MSDSs), and pesticide labels.
There are many different types of dry and liquid pesticide formulations found on the market today. This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of a great many of these.
Emergencies, Spills and Misapplications
The actions to take in the event of a pesticide leak, spill, misapplication or fire are presented and the requirements of the Community Right-to-Know Act are discussed.
IPM: Nonchemical Pest Control Techniques – Part I
Integrated pest management is an approach to pest management that employs multiple tactics to prevent pest problems, suppress pest populations and minimize the use of pesticides. In this training module, one will learn the reasons to practice IPM, the basic steps of an IPM program and the type of actions one can take to prevent or manage an existing pest problem with the hope of reducing the use of chemicals.
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