An adjuvant is broadly defined as any nonpesticide material added to a pesticide product or pesticide spray mixture to enhance the pesticide’s performance and/or the physical properties of the spray mixture. This six-page publication details different types of adjuvants and explains their efficient use.
This fact sheet describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. Correct storage is important in preventing vandalism, theft, or the possible misuse of products. Details on storage space, location, construction, environment, security, and safe practices are provided.
This fact sheet provides valuable information for pesticide applicators in the event of a chemical spill. Topics include how to control, contain and clean up spills or leaks, tips to prevent spills, and the contents of a spill kit. Also included is a list of emergency numbers to fill in that applicators should have in case of a pesticide spill.
Taken from the How to Handle Chemical Spills fact sheet.
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. From the blood capillaries of the lungs, these toxic substances are rapidly transported throughout the body. Although the respiratory system does provide some filtration, small particles (less than 10 microns in diameter) can pass freely to the lungs. Additionally, if the person is exposed to a large concentration of particles, the body’s ability to filter any size particle is reduced.
Transferring even a small amount of pesticide into any size/type of container is illegal with the exception of approved bulk repackaging into containers designed and constructed to hold more than 55 gallons of liquid or 100 pounds of dry product. (only available electronically.)
Applicator Information and Forms
How to use the PaPlants web site to find certification exam information, look up recertification credit information, and find recertification meetings
Other Fact Sheets
This website provides links to fact sheets, labels, and Fumigant Management Plans.
The page on our website contains a list of fact sheets and several calculation worksheets to help you comply with the Container/Containment regulation.
Most of these fact sheets were originally developed by the Penn State West Nile Virus Coordinating Committee.
These fact sheets were developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
This report is a summary of pesticide exposures reported to the Pennsylvania Poison Centers and compiled by the National Poison Center. The data in this report were obtained from information reported to and analyzed by the American Association of Poison Control Center's National Poison Data System.