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Fumigation is defined as the process of releasing and dispersing a toxic chemical that reaches a targeted pest in the gaseous state. Components of this course include: • Fumigant Overview / Introduction. • Stored grain pests. • Key active ingredients and formulation types. • Safety and Application precautions.
$12
An effective weed management program depends on your ability to identify weeds and understand their life cycles. This information is essential for developing a good cultural weed management program. It is also necessary for selecting herbicides and for determining the proper time of year to apply them. After completing this course participants will understand: • Reasons to control turf grass. • Weed Identification. • Weed Life Cycles and Management.
$12
Weed control is important. Methods include hand cultivation with hoes, powered cultivation with cultivators, smothering with mulch or soil solarization, lethal wilting with high heat, burning, or chemical attack with herbicides and cultural methods such as crop rotation and fallowing land to reduce the weed population. At the completion of this course, participants will have knowledge of the following:
$12
Storing pesticides properly protects human and animal health, safeguards wells and surface waters, and prevents unauthorized access to hazardous chemicals. Proper pesticide waste disposal is an important part of responsible pesticide use. Improper disposal can lead to contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water, causing serious liability problems for the pesticide user, as well as a poor public image.
$12
The value of pollinators to our environment is incalculable. Pollinators visit flowers in search of pollen and/or nectar, and in the process, the pollen grains often stick to their bodies and are carried from flower to flower. In this way, they facilitate the process we call pollination.
$12
Millions of workers are required to wear respirators in various workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. Respirators protect the user in two basic ways. The first is by the removal of contaminants from the air. Respirators of this type include particulate respirators, which filter out airborne particles, and air-purifying respirators with cartridges/canisters which filter out chemicals and gases. Other respirators protect by supplying clean respirable air from another source. Respirators that fall into this category include airline respirators, which use compressed air from a remote source, and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), which include their own air supply.
$12