Course Description

This course has been designed to help enable participants to develop knowledge and skills necessary to apply crop pesticides using a boom sprayer in accordance with legislation and recommended safety practices.
Participants must undergo a skills demonstration and written assessment to achieve certification.
This course will enable the participant to become a “professional user” and once this programme has been completed participants will be required to register with the Department of Agriculture:
Pre-requisite: learners must have relevant PPE i.e. sprayer suit/gloves/goggles.
Learners can avail of scribes/readers if requested at time of booking.

Course Content

  • Describe how infestations of pests affect crop growth and reduce quality and the range of pest control methods available

  • Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides

  • Summarise laws and regulations

  • Explain the principles of application technology necessary for the proper application of pesticides

  • Interpret pesticide label information , make up a pesticide spray mix in accordance with good practice, apply a pesticide mix with a boom sprayer, store a boom sprayer and personal protective equipment

  • Prepare boom sprayer for work, including calibration

Course Cost

(May Qualify for DEASP Funding – Please enquire for further details)

Duration / Accreditation

Duration:- 3 days
Accreditation:- QQI National Framework of Qualifications level 5