Entomology 283 - Pesticide Applicator Training

Course Specifics

Instructor: Ken Holscher
Department of Entomology
102 Insectary Building
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3140
Telephone: 515-294-1101 (Office)
515-292-6499 (Home)
FAX: 515-294-8027
E-Mail: kholsche@iastate.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Course Credits: 2 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Course Schedule: 2:10 pm - 3:00 pm, MW
Location: 2050 Agronomy
Grading:

Total Course Points = 400

A = 360 - 400 points
B = 320 - 359 points
C = 280 - 319 points
D = 240 - 279 points
F = 000 - 239 points
Added Benefits: Pesticide Applicator Certification exams will be administered by personnel from the Pesticide Division of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on the Final Exam date . These exams are not mandatory and have no bearing on the studentŐs final course grade. Students obtaining a minimum grade of 80% on the Iowa Core Exam and a minimum of 80% on any Category Exam (with the exception of Category 10) will meet the requirements for certification as a Commercial Pesticide Applicator. Students obtaining a minimum grade of 80% on the Iowa Core Exam or a minimum grade of 70% on the Private Exam will also meet the requirements for certification as a Private Pesticide Applicator.
Textbooks:

Iowa Core Manual
$20.00
Purchase from Publication Distribution.

Specific Category Manuals
Category 1A ($20.00)
Category 1B ($16.00)
Category 1C ($20.00)
Category 3 ($7.00)
Purchase from Publication Distribution.

Anticipated Schedule and Lecture Content

Lecture 1: Introduction - Objectives - Exams - Grading
Lecture 2: Federal Laws and Regulations (Core Manual Chapter 10)
University Holiday
Lecture 3: State Laws and Regulations (Core Manual Chapter 10
Lecture 4: About Pesticides (Core Manual Chapter1)
Lecture 5: Pesticides and Human Health (Core Manual Chapter 2)
Lecture 6: Pesticides and Human Health (Core Manual Chapter 2)
Lecture Exam #1 (100 points)
Lecture 7: Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing (Core Manual Chapter 3)
Lecture 8: Pesticide Handling & Pesticide Waste (Core Manual Chapters 4 & 5)
Lecture 9: Application Equipment (Core Manual Chapter 6)
Lecture 10: Calibration (Core Manual Chapter 7)
Lecture 11: Pesticides in the Environment (Core Manual Chapter 8)
Lecture 12: Pesticides in the Environment (Core Manual Chapter 8)
Lecture Exam #2 (100 points)
Lecture 13: General IPM (Core Manual Chapter 9)
Lecture 14: General Insect Pest Management (Core Manual Chapter 9)
Lecture 15: General Weed Pest Management (Core Manual Chapter 9)
Spring Break
Lecture 16: General Disease Pest Management (Core Manual Chapter 9)
Lecture 17: General Vertebrate Pest Management (Core Manual Chapter 9)
Lecture Exam #3 (100 points)
Lecture 18: Section A: Agricultural Weed Management (Category 1A)
Section B: Ornamental & Turf Pest Management (Category 3)
Lecture 19: Section A: Agricultural Weed Management (Category 1A)
Section B: Ornamental & Turf Pest Management (Category 3)
Lecture 20: Section A: Agricultural Insect Control (Category 1B)
Section B: Ornamental & Turf Pest Management (Category 3)
Lecture 21: Section A: Agricultural Insect Control (Category 1B)
Section B: Ornamental & Turf Pest Management (Category 3)
Lecture 22: Section A: Agricultural Disease Management (Category 1C)
Section B: Ornamental & Turf Pest Management (Category 3)
Lecture 23: Section A: Agricultural Disease Management (Category 1C)
Section B: Ornamental & Turf Pest Management (Category 3)
Lecture Exam #4 (100 points)
Course Evaluation
Lecture 24: Category Exam Review
Lecture 25:Core Exam Review
Final Exam
  • Core Manual Exam; Category Exams; Private Exam
  • Administered by personnel from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship


This page is part of the Iowa State Entomology site. Last updated 3/30/09 by John VanDyk