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Pesticide training manuals help individuals study for Pesticide Applicator Training offered through Purdue Pesticide Programs. Several of the training programs are geared toward those who have studied the manuals in advance. For more information, check the description of the specific workshop or training program that interests you.

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This manual is to be used as a study guide for the state pesticide applicator certification exams. It discusses general insect pest management. It also covers herbicide use to control weeds and provides color pictures and descriptions for a variety of common weeds. Tips for preventing spray drift and using pesticides s...
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This manual is a study guide to help commercial pesticide applicators prepare for Indiana's Category 2, Forest Pest Management certification test. The manual addresses the identification, biology, and control of forest pest insects, diseases, and weeds. It includes also a section on application equipment and calibratio...
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This manual is intended as a study guide to help commercial pesticide applicators prepare for Indiana's Category 3a, Ornamental Pest Management certification test. The manual addresses the identification, biology, and control of landscape pest insects, diseases, and weeds. It includes also a section on application equi...
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This manual covers pests that affect cool season grasses. It includes color pictures and descriptions of common turf pests and diseases. Management strategies for turf weeds are also included. The manual can be used as a study guide for the Indiana state pesticide applicator certification exams.

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This manual is designed to be used as a study guide for the Category 4, Seed Treatment, Indiana commercial pesticide applicator, certification exam. The manual covers seed treatments, seedling pests and seedling diseases. It also offers information about seed treatment products and how to use them safely. Check our
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This publication provides information about the control of aquatic weeds and other aquatic pests, chemicals to be used, and application methods and techniques. Color photos and descriptions are included of common Indiana aquatic plants.

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This publication is the training manual for Indiana right-of-way pesticide applicators. It covers a variety of right-of-way plants and life cycles. It includes information on chemicals used for right-of-way vegetation, application equipment and calibration, and public relations for right-of-way vegetation. Readers will...
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This publication provides an overview of pest management practices for residential and commercial buildings. It covers health concerns and economic significance of pests. In addition, descriptions, life cycles and biology of common urban pests such as cockroaches, flies, wasps, and mice are included along with manageme...
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This manual is for those preparing to take Indiana's category 7b-Termite Control certification exam. Category 7b certification is required for those who use pesticides in or around structures to control or prevent wood destroying pests such as termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles, carpenter bees, and wood deca...
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This manual is a study guide to help commercial pesticide applicators prepare for Indiana's Category 7d, Fumigation certification test. The manual addresses the identification and biology of stored product pests, proper fumigant handling, and dosing and monitoring information.

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This training manual helps mosquito control operators prepare for the Indiana Category 8 Community-Wide Mosquito Control pesticide applicator certification exam. This publication replaces the former Purdue Extension publication, CAT-8 Community-Wide Mosquito Control.

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This publication is designed to help applicators study for the aerial application certification exam. This publication replaces the publication formerly known as CAT-11.

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This manual is written for those preparing to take Indiana's Category 12, Wood Destroying Pest Inspection, certification exam. Category 12 certification is required for individuals who inspect and issue reports for termites, wood infesting beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, and wood decay fungi. Note that certifi...
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Indiana law requires fertilizer applicators to become certified. Commercial applicators of agricultural fertilizers, as well as individual applicators of manure from confined feeding operations (CFOs), are subject to this legislation. This manual assists those seeking certification to prepare for the Category 14 certif...
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This manual is for professionals dedicated to the improvement of pesticide product management standards. It can be used as a study outline for applicators who are preparing to take the pesticide applicator certification exam. The manual covers topics such as applicator certification, pest identification and biology, ha...
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This manual is for professionals dedicated to the improvement of pesticide product management standards. It can be used as a study outline for applicators who are preparing to take the pesticide applicator certification exam. The manual covers topics such as applicator certification, pest identification and biology, ha...
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Este manual está organizado como un esquema de estudio para los aplicadores de pesticidas que se estén preparando para tomar el examen de certificación de los estándares generales para la aplicación de pesticidas en Indiana. También sirve como referencia general en relación con los te...

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