Chemical Weed Control
Pest management recommendations provide up-to-date information on pesticides and their applicability to your problem. We suggest that you use this information to set up your own spray program. You should include space for records in the program, such as materials used; date of application; stage of growth; and weather. In case of questions, nothing beats a good set of records, and records are required for restricted-use pesticides.
A herbicide ceases to be a useful tool for farmers when its target weeds develop resistance to its effects. This publication helps you understand resistance: what causes it, and how you can slow or prevent its development.
Herbicides are chemicals that inhibit or interrupt normal plant growth and development. They are widely used in agriculture, industry, and urban areas for weed management. Herbicides can provide cost-effective weed control while minimizing labor. However, improper herbicide use may result in crop injury, poor weed control, herbicide resistant weeds, environmental contamination, or health risks. Herbicide mode of action refers to how herbicides work.
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification and Recertification Study Manual
Pest identification and knowledge of pest control measures are necessary for the commercial applicator to apply and recommend economic pest treatment. This training manual provides you with information on insect pests, weeds and diseases on agricultural crops, along with pesticide application equipment safety considerations and the proper use of pesticide
The use of pesticides aids in vegetable production improvement. Despite the fears and real problems pesticides can create, these crop protection chemicals improve environmental quality for man, animals and plants.
This guide includes handling pesticides, safety tips, spray volume and rate calculations, calibrations, dilute spraying, low-volume spraying, spray adjuvants among other topics. Also includes spray schedule for apple, pear, cherry, peach, and plum. Efficacy of selected insecticides, acaricides, and fungicides. Restricted-Entry Intervals (REI) and Pre-harvest interval (PHI) for fungicides and insecticides. Weed control and herbicide recommendations for apple, pear, peach, nectarine, plum, and cherry.