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3 18 Pesticide Labels & Safety Sheets

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  • 1. Introduction to Horticulture Plant: Heuchera Term: Signal Word
  • 2. Heuchera
    • Common Name: Coral Bells
    • Plant type: Flowering Perennial
    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4b to 9a
    • Height: 8" to 12"
    • Exposure: partial shade to partial sun
    • Flowers: Pink, White blooms, late spring to mid summer
    • Leaf Color: Purple, Silvery, orange, red, green
    • Uses: Bedding Plant, containers
  • 3. Signal Word
    • Pesticide labels prominently display a Signal Word that tells the user how toxic the pesticide is
    • Danger:
      • Category I pesticide, highly toxic, can cause irreversible injury, may not be used without pesticide applicators permit
    • Warning
      • Category II pesticide, moderately toxic can cause severe skin or eye irritation
    • Caution
      • Category III pesticide, low toxicity, irritation clears in 72 hours or less
    • No word required
      • Category IV pesticide, very low toxicity, minimal effect clearing in less that 24 hours.
  • 4. IV. Label information- A. Information which should appear on a label
    • Name and address of manufacturer
    • Trade name –
    • active ingredients
    • 4. Type of Pesticide such as insecticide or herbicide
    • 5. Form of substance- dust wettable power
  • 5.
    • Label information- ( continued.)
    • 6. EPA registration no
    • storage and disposal precautions
    • hazard statement
    • Directions of use
    • 10. Net contents
  • 6. Signal Words
    • Danger:
      • Category I pesticide, highly toxic, can cause irreversible injury, may not be used without pesticide applicators permit
    • Warning
      • Category II pesticide, moderately toxic can cause severe skin or eye irritation
    • Caution
      • Category III pesticide, low toxicity, irritation clears in 72 hours or less
    • No word required
      • Category IV pesticide, very low toxicity, minimal effect clearing in less that 24 hours.
  • 7. V. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WITH PESTICIDES
    • Follow the label
    • Wear appropriate clothing
    • Don’t rip containers open
    • Pour away from eyes
    • Mix only the amount you will use
  • 8. VI. FIRST AID FOR PESTICIDE POISONING
    • A. CONTACT DOCTOR, READ LABEL TO THEM.
  • 9. Material Safety Data Sheets
    • Right to Know Station
    • Need a sheet for every hazardous chemical used.
    • Provided by the chemical manufacturer when chemical is shipped.
    • Gives employees information on:
      • acute or chronic health effects
      • routes of entry into the body
      • exposure limits,
      • whether the chemical is carcinogenic
      • safe handling precautions
  • 10. Assignment
    • Complete the worksheet
    • Make a table (5 rows x 5 columns) in your notebook
    • Fill in with label information from 4 pesticides on the potting table
  • 11. Pesticide worksheet Signal Word Active ingredient Intended Use Common Name Brand or Trade Name
  • 12. Tomorrow
    • Quiz
    • Biological Controls
    • Flower Review
    • Clean-up – wrap-up

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