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Lawn and Residential Landscape
Pest Control: A Guide for Maintenance Gardeners
Pesticide Application Compendium, Vol.8
Published 2009 · Publication 3510 · 219 pages
Volume 8 in the UC Pesticide Application Compendium,
this book is a guide for maintenance gardeners whose
primary job is maintaining landscapes. This book provides an introduction
to managing insects, weeds, plant diseases, rodents and other plant pests
that invade residential and commercial landscapes. Safe and effective
use of pesticides is a special focus of the book, but nonchemical and
least toxic management practices are also detailed. The book is
published in both English and Spanish versions.
Recommended Study Guide
book is the official study guide for people preparing for the California
Department of Pesticide (DPR) pesticide applicator exam in the Maintenance
Gardener category Q. It will also be an important resource for
home gardeners and others who control pests in their landscapes with
nonrestricted or home use pesticides. Includes Knowledge Expectations,
practice exam questions plus 250 photos,104 line drawings,
and 22 tables to illustrate key concepts.
Pesticide Application Compendium
Lawn and Residential Landscape Pest Control is Volume 8 of the Pesticide Application Compendium. This series was originally written for professionals trying to meet California's tough applicator licensing requirements. It provides very useful information on all types of protective equipment and application procedures, with illustrations.
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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List of Contents
How to Use This Book:
- What Is a Maintenance Gardener? · Using the Review Questions · Knowledge Expectations.
Chapter 1: Pesticide Laws and Regulations.
- Who Regulates Pesticides? · Get to Know Your County Agricultural Commissioner · Maintenance Gardener Pest Control Business Licensing;
Applicator Certification; Pesticide Record Keeping,
Use Reporting, and Notification · The Pesticide Label
Pesticide Storage, Transportation, and Disposal · Pesticide Worker Safety Requirements: What Employers and Employees Should Know.Chapter 1 Review Questions.
Chapter 2: Pests and Problem Diagnosis.
- Damage Caused by Factors Other
than Pests · Pest Identification and Biology: Common Pests Found in
California, Invertebrate Pests,
Plant Diseases, Vertebrate Pests, Problem Diagnosis: Information about
Pest Identification. Chapter 2 Review Questions.
Integrated Pest Management.
- Managing Pests with Integrated
Pest Management · The Components of an IPM Program ·
1. Prevention through Good Cultural Practices ·
2. Regular Monitoring for Pests and Problems ·
3. Pest and Symptom Identification ·
4. Action Thresholds: Treat Only When Necessary ·
5. Integration of Appropriate Management Methods · Pest Management Tools Used in an IPM Program: Cultural Controls (Good
Management Practices), Mechanical and Physical Controls,
Pesticides · Record Keeping and Evaluation · Information Resources. Chapter 3 Review Questions.
Chapter 4: Pesticides and their Hazards.
- Pesticide Basics: Toxicity
Factors That Influence a Pesticide’s Effectiveness
and Potential to Cause Harm,
Types of Pesticides (Pesticide Classification),
How Do Pesticides Move through the Environment? The Impact of Pesticides
on Nontarget Organisms, How Are People Exposed to Pesticides in Landscape
and Turf Settings.
Chapter 4 Review Questions.
Protecting People and the Environment and Handling Emergencies.
Sources about Pesticide Hazards and Safety: The Pesticide Label,
Material Safety Data Sheet, Pesticide Safety Information Series · Using Pesticides Safely: Selecting a Pesticide
Reading and Following Pesticide Labels,
Pesticide Applicator Safety: Personal Protective
Equipment, Public and Environmental Safety, Precautions for Preventing
Environmental Contamination and Protecting Human Health, Personal
Hygiene · Pesticide Emergencies:
Be on the Alert for Accidental Exposure to Pesticides,
First Aid, Pesticide Leaks and Spills,
Misapplication of Pesticides,
Pesticide Injury and Liability, Chapter 5 Review
Chapter 6: Selection and Use of
Pesticide Application Equipment
Selecting and Maintaining Application Equipment:
Liquid Pesticide Application Equipment,
Dust and Granule Application Equipment · Measuring and Mixing Pesticides:
Preparations for Measuring and Mixing Pesticides. Applying Pesticides
Safely and Effectively: Site Characteristics and Environmental Hazards,
Coverage: Spot Treatments versus Broadcast Treatments,
Timing Applications for Effective Pest Control,
Chapter 6 Review Questions.
Answer Sheet for Review Questions
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