Ohio State University Extension Bulletin

Ohio Pesticide Applicator Training
Field Crops
Student Workbook

Bulletin 821


This workbook was prepared by Ohio State University Extension for use as a self-study guide or in combination with an educational program. It has been developed to assist pesticide applicators in better preparing themselves for taking the exams required for certification in field crop categories. (Private Applicator Category 1 and Commercial Applicator Categories 2A and 2C.) The sample questions presented in this manual will help the reader obtain a general understanding of field crop pest problems, approaches to control, and general information needed in order to apply and use pesticides safely.

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We would like to express our appreciation to the following individuals for contributing to or reviewing the manuscript prior to publication:
Anne Dorrance, Dept. of Plant Pathology, OSU
Pat Lipps, Dept. of Plant Pathology, OSU
Mark Loux, Dept. of Agronomy, OSU
Diana Roll, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture

How to Use this Workbook

This workbook is designed to serve as a supplementary study guide to the following bulletins published by Ohio State University Extension. All references are available from any county office of Ohio State University Extension.

Bulletin 789 Weed Control Guide for Ohio Field Crops
Bulletin 827 Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide
Bulletin 545 Insect Pests of Field Crops
CORN Newsletter: http://corn.osu.edu/agcrops.html

Users of this workbook should read the bulletins for each section before attempting to answer the questions. When completing this workbook, use the flap on the back cover to conceal the answers while answering the questions on the left hand page. Once all the questions for a section are answered, check to see if the responses are correct, mark those incorrect, and read the explanation for each question. If the explanation is confusing or if you disagree with the answer or explanation, refer to the section indicated in the reference.

A variety of question formats are used in this study guide to assist in learning. However, most questions on the actual exam are multiple choice format or a few questions may be "true and false."

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

All educational programs conducted by Ohio State University Extension are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Ag. Adm. and Director, OSU Extension.

TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-6181

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