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Pesticide Training Course UC Davis, Do I need to spray?. Part 3 of 5

Basic information on when to spray related to crop and pesticide use

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Pesticide Training Course UC Davis, Do I need to spray?. Part 3 of 5

  1. 1. Prepared by Mark Bell, Mark Henderson and Frank Zalom with input from Ehsan Ehsanullah and Tom Brown
  2. 2. Course objectives Know key points in the application and safe use of pesticides Note: At the end, participants will take a review quiz to show they can recall all the key points. Support materials – fact sheets and check lists, review quiz,
  3. 3. Course structure Pesticides Defining pests Defining pesticides Do I need to spray? About equipment? Safety
  4. 4. Do I need to spray? Before using a pesticide here’s 5 questions you should ask….. A common type of home garden application equipment, the compressed air sprayer. Illustration by D. Kidd.(Photo IRRI)
  5. 5. Do I need to spray? 1. What is causing the problem? Is the pest really the cause of the problem? 2. What are the control options? Are there other options to a pesticide? 3. Are there enough pests to justify a pesticide spray?
  6. 6. Do I need to spray? 4. What products are both available and effective? Is there a product to control the pest and suitable for use in the target crop? Is it the right time to control and use the product? Will spraying be economic? 5. Is the product safe for the crop, the environment and beneficial insects? Will there be residues on the produce or land?
  7. 7. Photo: Pesticide Management Education Program – Cornell Cooperative Extension
  8. 8. Do I need to spray? Project targets for pesticides Low toxicity (LD50 should be over 1000) Comply with “Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan” (PERSUAP) Consistent with UC Davis IPM guidelines. Control serious pests of grapes, pomegranates, stone fruit, (especially apricots), almonds, melons and major vegetables. Can be used with a wheel barrow sprayers.
  9. 9. Prepared by Mark Bell, Mark Henderson and Frank Zalom with input from Ehsan Ehsanullah and Tom Brown

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Basic information on when to spray related to crop and pesticide use

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