Pesticide Risk Reduction Education, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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“Pesticide Risk Reduction Education” Short Courses

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    Schedule
of short courses
 
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    Introduction  
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Who would benefit?

         
               
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    Topics  
5
    Request announcement
for short courses
in December 2017
or during 2018
 
6
    For more information,
contact ...
         
               
7     Test Your Math Skills
(free leaflet)
 
8
    Practice Analyzing
an Insecticide Label

(free leaflet)
  9   Form for registration

Schedule of Short Courses

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Kauai—2017 January 31 - February 1. FINISHED.

Molokai—2017 May 4 - 5. CANCELED because too few people registered by the deadline. To be rescheduled for 2018. See below section 5 Request announcement for short courses after October 2017 or during 2018.

Maui—2017 June 13-14. FINISHED.

Hawaii, Hilo —2017 October 24-25. FINISHED.

Oahu, Pearl City--2017 December 4 - 5 (Mon - Tue). Deadline for registration: November 6. This announcement (PDF) gives details.

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Introduction

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This in-depth two-day short course is about handling pesticides (including herbicides) in ways that will reduce risks to people and our environment. It will be conducted by an instructor from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Who would benefit?

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This course would benefit people who want to be better informed about handling pesticides properly or prepare for the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s certification exam for restricted use pesticides. (Certification exams will be conducted at separate sessions by Hawaii Department of Agriculture employees.)

Certified applicators will not earn recertification credits by attending this course.

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Topics

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The instructor will emphasize the study packet’s basic or “core” study guides, which provide information common to all categories of certification. (But “category-specific” topics such as life cycles of specific pests and specialized equipment and calculations are covered only in the category-specific packets of study guides, not in the short course. So if you plan to take a certification exam, you should also study the “category-specific” study guides.) Topics to be covered in the short course include:
<> Types and formulations of pesticides
<> Understanding importance of pesticide labeling and SDSs or MSDSs
<> Laws & regulations about buying, storing, transporting, applying, and disposing of pesticides, spill response, and employee protection
<> Integrated pest management (IPM) concepts
<> Common pests’ identification features & life cycles
<> Common application equipment
<> Dilution and dosage instructions & calculations
<> Pesticide movement and breakdown
<> Groundwater and surface water protection
<> Endangered species protection
<> Carry-over. Resistance. Phytotoxicity.
<> Hazards to pesticide handlers & first aid for pesticide exposure
<> Protective clothing & safety equipment
<> Mixing, loading, application, transport, storage, and disposal


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Request announcement for short courses in December 2017 or during 2018

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Pesticide Risk Reduction Education short courses are usually scheduled once a year each for Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai. The instructor can send you an announcement for the short courses to be scheduled for 2018 for the island or islands you specify. For 2017, the remaining courses are October 24-25 in Hilo (zipcode 96720) in and December 4-5 in Pearl City (zipcode 96782), as listed above. To request an announcement, telephone 808-956-6007, email cynagami@hawaii.edu, or write the instructor: Charles Nagamine, Pesticide Risk Reduction Education Program, P.E.P.S. Department, 3190 Maile Way Room 307, Honolulu, HI 96822. (If you call, you may record a message, day or night.) In your request, include your --name, --island preference(s), --day-time telephone number, and --at least one of these: email address, fax number, or mailing address.

Please do not send any registration form or fee until you review the short course announcement for the specific island. (Get announcements from above section 1 "Schedule Summary of Short Courses".)

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For more information, contact...

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...the Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center: ph. 808-956-6706 (Honolulu),
or
...the instructor Charles Nagamine: ph. 808-956-6007 (Honolulu), email: cynagami@hawaii.edu, or Mail: Charles Nagamine, P.E.P.S. Dept., 3190 Maile Way, Room 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822.

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“Test Your Math Skills” (free leaflet)

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You may download a free copy of the leaflet, Test Your Math Skills, or contact the instructor for a free copy. It presents exercises and answers that will help students refresh basic math skills needed to understand the instructor's calculation examples. The exercises review (1) common fractions and their decimal number equivalents, (2) rounding off, (3) per cent (4) conversions between • seconds and minutesounces and pounds fluid ounces, pints, and gallons • square feet and acres, (5) reading tables, and (6) calculating square feet of rectangular areas. These basic skills (and other more complex ones) will help you answer some of the certification exam questions.

Students who find the exercises difficult will get more benefit from the short course if they seek tutoring before the course begins.

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Practice Analyzing an Insecticide Label ” (free leaflet)

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You may download a free copy of the leaflet Practice Analyzing an Insecticide Label, or contact the instructor for a free copy. Study the examples to boost your label reading skills, which you will need to plan a pesticide treatment or to prepare for the restricted use pesticide certification exams conducted by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

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Form for Registration

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Here's the blank form. Print it. Fill it in manually. Then send it with your payment.

Here's the fillable form. Fill it in on your computer. Print it. Then send it with your payment.

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