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Course Description

This course has been created to support independent study of the pesticide manuals provided by the Department of Environment, for those who are in need of a valid Nova Scotia pesticide applicator certificate for 2020.

This is a fully online course that you may complete at your own speed. To help ease the burden of COVID-19 on industry, registration for this course will be offered for free through to the end of June 2020.  

What You Will Learn

The course covers the following topics: 

  • An introduction to the use of pesticides and the certification process in Nova Scotia 
  • Sprayer calibration and agrochemical calculations 
  • Types of pests, including weeds, insects and diseases, and the pesticides that control them  
  • Pesticide safety and human health 
  • The environmental fates of pesticides 
  • Integrated pest management (IPM) 
     

Notes

Please note that this course DOES NOT include the Department of Environment's examination itself. More information about accessing the exam for 2020 can be found here: https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/pests/docs/Pesticide-exam-schedule.pdf

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Section Title
Online Pesticide Applicator Certification
Type
Online
Dates
May 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2020
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $0.00
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