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: http://www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/sud/
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.
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