PESTICIDE APPLICATION TRAINING


Course DescriptionPesticide Application

We offer two Pesticide Application Training courses, Handheld Sprayer and Boom Sprayer.  Both courses will enable the participant to become a “professional user” and once successfully completed, participants will be required to register with the Department of Agriculture.  http://www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/sud/

Handheld Sprayer – This course has been designed to help participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply pesticides using a handheld sprayer in accordance with legislation and recommended safety practices.

Boom Sprayer – This course has been designed to help participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply crop pesticides using a boom sprayer in accordance with legislation and recommended safety practices.


Course Content

Handheld Sprayer:

  • Effects of the infestation of pests (weeds, diseases, insects, and vertebrates) on crop growth and quality
  • Control methods available to farmers and growers
  • Categorise pesticides for crop production
  • Principles and procedures for the safe handling, storage, application, and disposal of pesticides
  • Laws and regulations
  • Record keeping
  • Interpret pesticide label information
  • Prepare a handheld applicator for work including calibration

Boom Sprayer:

  • Controlling pest infestations & their effects on crop growth and quality
  • Categorise pesticides
  • Laws and regulations
  • Principles of application technology
  • Interpret label information
  • Create a pesticide spray mix in accordance with good practice
  • Application of a pesticide mix with a boom sprayer
  • Storage of a boom sprayer and PPE
  • Prepare boom sprayer for work, including calibration

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone who uses pesticides either for personal or use or in the workplace
  • Anyone who plans to use pesticides either for personal or use or in the workplace

Assessment

  • On-site practical assessment by Instructor
  • In-class written assessment by Instructor

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • have a good understanding of both written and verbal English
  • have the relevant PPE (i.e. Sprayer Suit; Gloves; Goggles)
  • bring photo ID with them
  • Register with the Department of Agriculture upon successful completion of the course. http://www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/sud/

Course Summary

Duration:               3 days (for each course)

Accreditation:     QQI National Framework of Qualifications Level 5

Validity:                  Certificate has no expiry date

Cost:                        Handheld:      €240 pp     |     Boom:   €260 pp

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

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