Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course in Spanish
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 11/27/2019
Prepare for certification by attending Penn State Extension's Private Pesticide Applicator Short Course in Spanish. The Spanish version of the national core manual and the two-day training course will be provided at no charge thanks to support from a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant. In addition, the Adams County Fruit Growers Association's Agricultural Human Resource Management Committee will cover the cost of meals.
Attendees will participate in exam practice sessions throughout the short course in preparation for the private applicator certification exam at the Fruit Research and Extension Center on Thursday, December 19, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Taking the exam is free, but it will be conducted in English. The exam practice sessions will be in both Spanish and English
Taught by educators Maria Gorgo and Carlos Quesada, this free short course is a tremendous learning opportunity for those involved or interested in spray operations.
The course will be taught Dec. 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC), 290 University Dr., Biglerville.
This is for Spanish-speaking individuals who are preparing for the pesticide applicator exam.
Topics will include:
- Pest management
- Pesticides in the environment
- Federal pesticide laws
- Pesticide labeling
- Pesticide formulations
- Pesticide hazards and first aid
- Personal protective equipment
- Transportation, storage, and security
- Emergency or incident response
- Planning the pesticide application
- Pesticide application procedures
This short course is supported by a Specialty Crop Block Grant.