Materials: Pesticide Safety Publications
through publications and videos, reaches employers
and workers throughout the state with important pesticide safety information.
How to order
These printed publications are available for purchase and some are available free in
PDF. See ordering information or order online from
the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) catalog.
This manual is a required study guide for the Private
Applicator Certification examination. All California farm owners,
managers, and employees involved with the use of pesticides should
have it. It covers pesticide labels, mixing and applying pesticides,
hazards of pesticide use, and pesticide emergencies. It also includes
review questions, appendices, a glossary, and an index.
3383, 120 pp.
This 133-page manual is a Spanish translation of Pesticide
Safety: A Reference Manual for Private Applicators.
This book makes it easier for Spanish-speaking
persons to prepare for the exam, which has been developed in
a Spanish-language version by California Department of Pesticide
Regulation. Applicants are still required to read and understand
the English-language labels.
3394, 133 pp.
The Pesticide Application Compendium
This series, originally written for professionals trying to meet California's
tough applicator licensing requirements, belongs on the bookshelves of those
who use pesticides, supervise their use, or instruct others in the proper
use of pesticides. All types of protective equipment and application procedures
are described and illustrated. Hundreds of photographs, drawings, and tables,
created especially for each book, help to summarize the ideas presented
in the text.
book provides updated and detailed information for selecting, using,
handling, storing, and disposing of pesticides. It emphasizes worker
protection, prevention of groundwater contamination, protection
of endangered species and wildlife, and reduction of environmental
impact. This is the study guide for all categories of the California
Department of Pesticide Regulation's Qualified Pesticide Applicator
License and Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate exams. New
in this second edition are review questions similar to those in
the license exams.
3324, 342 pp.
This volume focuses on managing structural pests, food pests, fabric
pests, rodents, birds, and weeds. It is a valuable resource for
applicator and structural pest exam preparation and a helpful reference
for anyone trying to solve institutional or household pest problems—from
pest control operators to building managers and homeowners. The second edition has been completely revised
and now contains review questions and answers to help readers study for the exam.
3334, 242 pp.
This volume covers safe and effective methods for reducing reliance
on wood preservations in situations ranging from treatment of utility
poles and railroad ties to decks, fences, boats, and other wood
structures. This book presents a clear discussion of alternatives
to chemical treatments and includes sections on major pest species.
3335, 92 pp.
This volume is a comprehensive guide to using pesticides and other
pest control methods in forest and right-of-way situations. It is
an extremely useful reference for anyone responsible for managing
pests in forests, tree nurseries, and Christmas tree plantations
or along roads, railways, utility rights-of-way, bike paths, and
hiking trails. This volume also is the official study guide for
the Forest and Right-of-way categories of the California Department
of Pesticide Regulation's Qualified Applicator Certificate and Licensing
examinations. More than 200 photos and drawings aid in identifying
pests and demonstrating pest management problems and solutions.
3336, 248 pp.
easy-to-use reference manual and study guide covers diverse aquatic
environments, including natural marshes, wetlands, and deltas; irrigation
canals and levees; ornamental ponds in parks and golf courses; hatcheries
and recreational waters; and municipal water supplies and drinking
water reservoirs. Chapters include information on identifying weeds
in the aquatic environment; methods of controlling aquatic weeds;
identifying and controlling other pests in the aquatic environment;
laws regulating aquatic environments, pesticide use, and protected
species; selecting and calibrating aquatic herbicide application equipment;
and pesticide safety. The manual includes 54 drawings, more than 100
photographs, and a glossary.
3337, 168 pp.
A 152-page comprehensive
guide in a PDF format, this publication is
geared for those working in demonstration or pest control research
(including education, government, and the private sector) settings,
and for those studying for QAL and QAC exams in the Demonstration
and Research Pest Control category. In this category, chemicals
generally are applied in much smaller quantities than in commercial
9001, 152 pp.
This book is a complete guide to the management of weed, insect, pathogen and vertebrate pests in turf, landscape, and interiorscape settings ranging from parks and golf courses to indoor malls.
Designed for professionals working in the public or private sector, it focuses especially on pesticide handling and correct equipment calibration, and application procedures. More than 200 photos, line drawings, graphs, and tables illustrate key concepts. Review questions and answers are included for each chapter.
3493, 258 pp.
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. This
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.
3510, 219 pp.
This book is a guide for understanding all aspects of fumigants and their application. This book provides an introduction to the fumigants, plus their physical and pest controlling properties. Safe application is the focus of this book. Health and environmental effects are also discussed and focus on issues particular to fumigants.
9005 , 121 pp.
In response to fumigant labeling requirements revised by U.S. EPA in 2011, California Department of Pesticide Regulation has prepared an addendum to the UC-published fumigant-category applicator study guide. The addendum presents each of the newly required safety measures and is available for download from DPR.
This excellent training tool is an easy-to-read fotonovela
(story-picture format) with back-to-back English and Spanish versions
in one booklet. It explains the importance of cholinesterase testing
for pesticide handlers who work with certain kinds of insecticides and
addresses some common questions and misconceptions. This is a valuable
tool for workers, employers, growers, commercial applicators, medical
clinic staff, agricultural commissioners, and educators. A companion
DVD is available in English/Spanish.
Publ. 21507, in English/Spanish,
This innovative teaching tool, played like bingo, will make training
sessions more interesting and enjoyable and help workers retain more of
what they have been taught. The illustrations and messages on the cards
highlight important farmworker pesticide use and safety concerns to pierce
cultural barriers hindering effective communication of health and safety
information to Spanish-speaking workers. Each package consists of 16 game
boards, a deck of 54 cards, and complete instructions in both Spanish
and English. All game pieces are printed in full color on heavy card stock.
A Guide to Using La lotería de los pesticidas
This is a guide designed and written for trainers. Single
copies are available (no charge). For further information, contact
the Statewide IPM Program, University of California, Davis, One Shields
Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Telephone (530) 752-8350. Fax (530) 752-6004. E-mail.
This 95-page instructor's manual is
designed to be used with the video, Protecting Yourself
From Pesticide Hazards in the Workplace. The manual provides an
instructor with ideas and examples of interactive activities to increase
comprehension of the pesticide-related workplace hazards and ways
workers can avoid these hazards. The video and accompanying activities
cover all the points that must be addressed when conducting Worker
Protection Standard (WPS) training for fieldworkers. Printing this
PDF file will provide you with a camera-ready version of the booklet,
suitable for copying. Both the manual and video are public-domain
resources. Copies of the video have been provided to each Cooperative
Extension Service pesticide applicator training coordinators.
This 113-page instructor's manual is designed to
be used with the video, Reducing Pesticide
Risks: An Interactive Program for Training Pesticide Handlers. This
is a five-episode story about a farm owner and a recently hired employee.
It portrays their discussions on pesticide illnesses and injuries. Topics
include how to protect yourself when you handle pesticides, how to safely
handle pesticides and their containers, how to apply pesticides safely,
and how to clean up after handling pesticides. Copies of this public-domain
video are available from each state's Cooperative
Extension Service pesticide applicator training coordinator.
This publication offers the most current pesticide safety
information for small farm operators and meets all federal and state
pesticide regulations and procedures. It includes 50 drawings to help
illustrate the important safety points when handling, mixing, and applying
pesticides. DVDs are available in English and Spanish and Hmong and Lao.
Publ. 21555 (English),
Publ. 21557 (Hmong),
Publ. 21558 (Cambodian),
Sewer Line Root Control
This publication provides information for those who use
or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides for controlling roots
in sewer lines. This is the recommended study guide for the Sewer Line
Root Control category of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's
(DPR) Qualified Applicator Certificate (QAC) or Qualified Applicator
License (QAL) examinations. Order from DPR. ( ).
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