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 12, 2014


 

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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 up-coming short courses
 
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    For more information
contact ...
 
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    Test Your Math Skills (free leaflet)
         
               
7     Form for registration                  

Schedule Summary

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Molokai—2014 March 24–25. FINISHED.

Maui—2014 May 21–22. CANCELED because too few people registered by the deadline. To be rescheduled for later in 2014.

Lanai—2014 June 17–18. FINISHED.

Hawaii island, in Honokaa —2014 August 18–19. FINISHED.

Maui, in Kahului—2014 October 21–22. Deadline for registration: September 19. This announcement (PDF) gives details.

Kauai, in Lihue—2014 November 19–20. Deadline for registration: October 17. This announcement (PDF) gives details.

Oahu, in Pearl City—2014 December 2–3. Deadline for registration: November 12. This announcement (PDF) gives details.

See below section "Request announcement for short courses in 2015."

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Introduction

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.

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Topics

The instructor will emphasize the study packet’s “core” materials, which provide information common to all categories of certification. However, “category-specific” topics such as life cycles of specific pests and specialized equipment and calculations are covered only in the study packets, not in the short course. So people who plan to take a certification exam should also study the “category-specific” materials in the study packet.

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 calculations
<> Pesticide movement and breakdown
<> Groundwater protection
<> Endangered species protection
<> Carry-over. Resistance. Phytotoxicity.
<> Hazards to pesticide handlers
<> Protective clothing and equipment
<> Safe mixing, loading, and application
<> Proper transport, storage, and disposal

Read more about the study packets for the restricted use pesticide certification examinations at http://pestworld.stjohn.hawaii.edu/epp/pat_examprep.html

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Who Would Benefit?

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 2015.

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 2015 short course for the island(s) 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 announcement for the specific island.

 

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“Test Your Math Skills” (leaflet) on-line now

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 trainees 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 minutes ** ounces 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.

Trainees 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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Form for Registration

...Blank form - Print it. Fill it in manually. Then send it with your payment.
or
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Fillable form - Fill it in on your computer. Print it.
Then send it with your payment.

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For more information, contact ...

...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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