Resources and Best Practices

Information for pesticide applicators on resources and best practices, including pesticide law in the state, EPA worker protection standards, storage, security and safe disposal. Tips on spill kits, transporting pesticides and calibrating sprayers.

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Pesticide Sprayer Cleanup
Pesticide Sprayer Cleanup - Online Courses Online Courses

Pesticide Sprayer Cleanup

2

30 minutes

$15.00
Learn why, where, and how to clean your sprayer, including cleaning steps and rinsate disposal. Earn pesticide applicator recertification credits. More
Forage Weed Management
Forage Weed Management - Online Courses Online Courses

Forage Weed Management

2

30 minutes

$15.00
Learn to identify and manage pasture and hayfield weeds with integrated weed management and herbicides. Earn pesticide applicator recertification credits. More
Unwanted Pesticides on Your Farm? CHEMSWEEP is For You!
Unwanted Pesticides on Your Farm? CHEMSWEEP is For You! - Articles Articles
The CHEMSWEEP Program collects pesticides that are no longer usable or wanted by pesticide applicators and pesticide businesses. More
Air Blast Sprayer Pre-Calibration Instructions
Air Blast Sprayer Pre-Calibration Instructions - Articles Articles
Prior to having Penn State calibrate your air blast sprayer, the following tasks must be completed. More
Recordkeeping Form for Pesticide Applicators Recordkeeping Form for Pesticide Applicators - Tools and Apps
This Recordkeeping form can be used by commercial/public applicators, private applicators, and by operations covered by the WPS to keep records of all their pesticide applications. More
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need? - Articles Articles
In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them. More
Pesticide Special Use Exemptions Pesticide Special Use Exemptions - Articles
A state or federal agency can request emergency exemptions when a serious pest problem jeopardizes production of agricultural goods or public health. More
Sample of a homemade spill kit
Spill Kit Check Activity - Articles Articles
Use this personal protective equipment (PPE) activity to understand necessary first actions when responding to a pesticide spill and needed components of a spill kit. More
Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 - Articles
Safety Recommendations and Legal Requirements More
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides - Articles Articles
For all pesticides to be effective against the pests they are intended to control, they must be biologically active, or toxic. More
Pesticide Storage and Security
Pesticide Storage and Security - Articles Articles

Pesticide Storage and Security

John Ayers, Ph.D., Sharon I Gripp

This article describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. More
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides - Articles Articles
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. More
Protect yourself with gloves, long-sleeved shirt, long pants and shoes or boots
What You Need to Know about Protecting Yourself When Using Pesticides - Articles Articles
Protective clothing used when mixing, loading, or applying pesticides provides a barrier between the pesticide and the human body. More
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide
What You Need to Know about Disposing of a Pesticide - Articles Articles
Pesticide users must properly dispose of pesticide wastes, such as unused chemicals and pesticide containers. Improperly disposed pesticide wastes can create serious hazards for the environment. More
Keep Out of Reach of Children
What You Need to Know about Storing a Pesticide - Articles Articles
A nationwide study by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that almost one-half of surveyed households with children under the age of 5 had at least one pesticide stored within their reach. More
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