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Pesticide Applicator's Certification

This course is delivered at the Agricultural Campus, in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia 

**Next Offering - April 10-13, 2017


This four-day course is excellent preparation if you are writing the Pesticide Applicator's Examination. You will learn the basic principles and practices of safe use, handling and storage of pesticides.

Information is presented about the ground application of pesticides but does not include aerial spraying.

Teaching methods include classroom lectures and problem solving exercises and you will write the Pesticide Applicator's Examination on the last day of the course.

What you will learn 

  • Types of pests and the pesticides that control them
  • Pesticide legislation (federal and provincial)
  • Selecting a pesticide
  • The spray operation - checklist
  • How much pesticide should you buy?
  • Calculations
  • Pesticide labels
  • Calibrating a sprayer
  • Calculations
  • Spray equipment
  • Protective clothing and safety
  • Clean up, maintenance and disposal
  • Emergency response
What to Bring: calculator, warm clothing and boots
Evaluation: Provincial Pesticide Exam  
Tuition 2016-2017: $415.00 (the cost to write the cerfication exam is extra, set by NS Dept of Environment)
Dates and Times:

April 10-13, 2017

Registratiion Deadline: March 17, 2017
Registration Form: REGISTRATION FORM