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)
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