Learners will be able to:
Learners will be able to Describe how infestations of pests (weeds, diseases, insects and vertebrates) affect crop growth and reduce quality.
Describe the range of pest control methods available to farmers and growers
Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides for crop
Describe principles and procedures for the safe handling, storage application and storage of pesticides including PPE
Summarise laws and regulations relating to poisonous substances Including record keeping
Explain the principles of application technology necessary for the proper application of pesticides.
Interpret pesticide label information correctly
Prepare boom sprayer for work.
Make up a pesticide spray mix in accordance with good practice.
Store a boom sprayer and personal protective equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Apply a pesticide mix with a boom sprayer in a safe and efficient manner.