Pesticide Sprayer Cleanup
Crop yield and quality depend on effective application of agricultural chemicals. Proper maintenance of sprayers can save you money, improve the performance of the pesticides, and protect the environment.
This asynchronous, self-paced course discusses the importance of maintaining and cleaning sprayers immediately after use. Through a combination of videos and short readings, you gain a solid understanding of why, when, and where to clean your pesticide sprayers. Learn what sprayer parts to clean, cleaning steps, and about common tank cleaning agents. A focus of this course is the importance of cleaning your sprayer in a location and manner that properly disposes of the rinsate generated. After each video, you can check your learning with quick ungraded questions.
By successfully completing this course, including passing a final quiz, you can earn 1 Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) core credit, as well as a certificate of completion.
(Note: it may take 2 to 4 week for recertification credits to be reported to and verified by PDA.)
Some courses also provide credits that can go towards professional certifications. None of the online courses offer credits that can go on a college transcript.
Please refer to the course description to learn if a specific course offers certificates and/or credits towards professional certification.
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Also, keep in mind that not all courses offer certificates. Please refer to the course description to learn whether or not a specific course offers a certificate.
Ed Rajotte, Ph.D.