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This useful book was written to help maintenance gardeners who mow lawns and maintain yards use pesticides safely and study for the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)Maintenance Gardener tests Category (Q).
The Category Q certificate authorizes you to use pesticides or supervise the use of pesticides in your work as a maintenance gardener.
This book can help you prepare for the DPR test because it includes practice questions and answers similar to the questions that will be on the test. At the beginning of each chapter is a list of what you will need to know for the test.
Maintenance gardeners use pesticides as a minor part of their landscape maintenance businesses. If pesticide application is a major part of your job you will need the Landscape Maintenance Pest Control (category B) certificate or license.
Home gardeners and others who want to control pests in their landscapes can also benefit from the information contained in this book.
Using this book you’ll learn:
- The rules and laws that apply to pesticides
- How to identify pests
- How to tell helpful insects from harmful insects
- How to be safe when you use pesticides
- How to read labels
- How to prevent accidents
- How to handle emergencies
- Safety and training for your employees
Contains 250 photographs, 104 drawings, and 22 tables help you understand the ideas presented in the book.
This is the recommended study guide for the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) test for the Q category.
This publication is also available in Spanish from the Department of Pesticide Regulation. You can download an order form that can be mailed with payment to DPR.
Esta publicación es disponible también en español del Departamento de Reglamentación de Pesticidas. Se puede descargar un formulario de pedidos y enviarlo por correo, con el pago incluido, al Departamento de referencia.