Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

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UDAF Pesticide Application and Safety Training Study Guides

 

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Applicators are categorized in one or more of the categories defined below, based on the application site and the type of work they perform.  

 

Agriculture 

(a) Plant - Applicators using pesticides to control pests in the production of agricultural crops. 

(b) Animal - Applicators using pesticides on animals or places which animals inhabit.

 

Forest - Applicators using pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, or forest seed producing areas. 

 

Ornamental and Turf - Applicators using pesticides to control pests in the maintenance and production of ornamental trees, shrubs, flowers and turf; also pests around sidewalks, driveways and other similar locations.

 

Seed Treatment - Applicators using pesticides on seeds.

 

Aquatic 

(a) Surface Water - Applicators applying pesticides to standing or running water, excluding public health-related activities. 

(b) Sewer Root Control - Applicators using pesticides to control roots in sewers or in related systems.

 

Right-Of-Way - Applicators using pesticides in maintaining public roads, electric power lines, pipelines, railway rights-of-way, or other similar areas. 

 

Structural and Health-Related - Applicators using pesticides in, on or around food handling establishments, human dwellings, institutions such as schools, hospitals, industrial establishments, warehouses, storage units and any other structures and adjacent areas public or private to control household pests, fabric pests, stored-products pests, and vertebrate pests.

 

Public Health - State, federal or other government employees, or persons working under their supervision using, or supervising the use of, restricted-use pesticides in public health programs for control of pests having medical and public health importance.

 

Regulatory - Limited to state and federal employees, or persons under their direct supervision, who apply pesticides in a mechanical ejection device, a protective collar, or other methods to control regulated pests. There are two subcategories: 

(a) This category is limited to state and federal, employees or persons under their direct supervision, who apply pesticides in a mechanical ejection device, or other methods to control regulated pests. 

(b) This category is limited to state and federal, employees or persons under their direct supervision, who apply pesticides in a protective collar, or other methods to control regulated pests. 

 

Demonstration, Consultation and Research - Individuals who demonstrate to the public the proper use, techniques, benefits, and methods of restricted-use pesticides. Also persons conducting field research with restricted-use pesticides. In addition they shall meet the specific standards applicable to their particular activity.

 

Aerial Application - Applicators applying pesticides by aircraft. Aerial applicators are also required to certify in categories of intended application and present a valid pilot’s license.

 

Vertebrate - Applicators applying pesticides in the control of vertebrate pests.

 

Fumigation/Stored Commodities - Applicators using fumigants to control pests in soil, structures, railroad cars, stored grains, manufactured products, grain elevators, flour mills, similar areas and items.

 

Wood-Preservation - Applicators who apply wood-preservative pesticides to wood products such as fence posts, electrical poles, railroad ties or any other form of wood products.

 

Wood-Destroying Organisms - Applicators using pesticides to control termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring or tunneling insects, bees, wasps, wood decaying fungi and any other pests destroying wood products.