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Pesticide Safety Education Program

Investigators
Dill, James
Institutions
University of Maine
Start date
2011
End date
2012
Objective
  • Certify 100 new private and/or commercial applicators.
  • Re-certify 1500 private and/or commercial applicators.
  • Begin certification of 4000 new general use applicators (food production for human consumption only).
Outputs: Training meetings, field days, and twilight meetings.
More information
Non-Technical Summary:
By a memorandum of understanding, University of Maine Cooperative Extension will provide educational opportunities for pesticide applicators in the state of Maine to be trained in the safe and proper use of pesticides. These educational opportunities will provide the information to allow users to pass initial certification tests required by state law through the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. Extension will provide recertification opportunities annually.

Approach:
Hands-on demonstrations, especially calibration. Online training opportunities. Interactive teaching opportunities. Exams and quizzes Surveys on behavioral and knowledge changes

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MEN-2011-05597
Accession number
226920
Categories
Education and Training
Food Defense and Integrity