Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application 5N1797
The purpose of this minor award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, practical skill and competence to apply pesticides using a boom sprayer in accordance with safe practices.
Learners will be able to: 1 Describe how infestations of pests (weeds, diseases, insects and vertebrates) affect crop growth and reduce quality 2 Describe the range of pest control methods available to farmers and growers 3 Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides for crop production, the factors affecting pesticide efficiency and the factors to be considered when selecting a formulation 4 Describe principles and procedures for the safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides including appropriate personal protective equipment 5 Summarise laws and regulations relating to poisonous substances to include pesticide residues and maintenance of adequate records 6 Explain the principles of application technology necessary for the proper application of pesticides in respect of applicator components, calibration, maintenance, field operating procedures and precautions 7 Interpret pesticide label information in respect of precautionary symbols, product name, class designation, registration number, purpose, precautions, first aid instruction, toxicology information, disposal, notice to user, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and directions for use 8 Prepare boom sprayer for work, including calibration, in accordance with safe recommended good practice and manufacturer's instructions 5 9 Make up a pesticide spray mix in accordance with good practice including the pesticide product label dosage recommendations and the application area 10 Store a boom sprayer and personal protective equipment in a safe and efficient manner according to manufacturer's instructions 11 Apply a pesticide mix with a boom sprayer in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with recommended good practice.
Skills demonstration - 60% (learner must achieve at least 40% in skills demo to pass)
Written Exam - 40%
Credit Value - 5
All learning material will be provided to you for the duration of the course and you will be registered for certification though our centre
Successful applicants will receive a QQI level 5 Minor Award Certificate in Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application.Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.
Candidates must be over 16 years of age have a proficient level of literacy and numeracy.
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Participants must bring PPE - masks, overalls, gloves, safety boots and hi vis jacket on the second day.
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