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

SCHEDULE for
“Pesticide Risk Reduction Education” Short Courses
Updated September 14, 2015

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    Schedule summary  
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    Introduction  
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Who would benefit?

         
               
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    Request announcement
for short courses in 2016
 
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    For more information,
contact ...
 
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    Test Your Math Skills
(free leaflet)
         
               
7     Practice Analyzing
an Insecticide Label

(free leaflet
)
 
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    Form for registration        

Schedule Summary

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Molokai—2015 May 19–20. CANCELED because too few people registered by the deadline. To be rescheduled for later in 2015.
To let the instructor know that you are interested in attending, contact him by ph. 808-956-6007 or email
cynagami@hawaii.edu with subject line "Molokai 2015 short course."
To request an announcement for the next short course on Molokai, contact the instructor
. For details, see below "Request announcement for up-coming short courses in 2016".

Hawaii island, in Hilo—2015 August 18–19. FINISHED.

Maui2015 October 7–8. Deadline for registration is September 9. Our announcement (PDF) gives details.

Kauai2015 November 3–4. Deadline for registration is October 9. Our announcement (PDF) gives details.

Oahu2015 December 1–2. Deadline for registration is November 2. Our announcement (PDF) gives details.

See below section "Request announcement for up-coming short courses in 2016."

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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 Cooperative Extension Service, a part of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The course is co-sponsored with the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

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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 “core” packet of study guides, which provide basic information common to all categories of certification. Topics covered in the short course include:
<> Types and formulations of pesticides
<> Understanding pesticide labeling & MSDSs
<> Laws and regulations about buying, storing, transporting, applying, and disposing of pesticides, plus employee protection
<> Integrated pest management (IPM) concepts
<> General identification features and life cycles of pests
<> Common application equipment
<> Dilution and dosage
<> Pesticide movement and breakdown
<> Groundwater and surface water protection
<> Endangered species protection
<> Carry-over. Resistance. Phytotoxicity.
<> Hazards to pesticide handlers
<> Protective clothing and safety equipment
<> Mixing, loading, and application
<> Transport, storage, and disposal

But only the “category-specific” study guides cover topics such as life cycles of specific pests and specialized rules, techniques, equipment, and calculations. So if you plan to take a certification exam, you should also study the category-specific study guides. (Learn more about the core packet and the different category-specific packets of study by contacting the instructor or by reviewing http://pestworld.stjohn.hawaii.edu/epp/pat_examprep.html.)

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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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Request announcement for short courses in 2016

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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 2016 short course for the island or islands you specify. To request an announcement, contact the instructor, Charles Nagamine, in Honolulu by telephone 808-956-6007, email cynagami@hawaii.edu, or mail: 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, either day or night, on the instructor’s telephone system.) 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.

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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” (leaflet)

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You may download a 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 ” (leaflet)

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You may download a copy of the leaflet Practice Analyzing an Insecticide Label or contact the instructor for a free copy. Use it 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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