Pesticide Education and Safety Program


The links below are to resources that may be used to study for the Vermont Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Exam.

The information is derived from presentations given at Initial Certification Exam Reviews offered annually by University of Vermont Extension and Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Contributors include: Ann Hazelrigg and Sarah Kingsley-Richards, University of Vermont, and Matt Wood, Vermont Agency of Agriculture.


  1. SOME BASICS
  2. PESTS
  3. PESTICIDES
  4. FORMULATIONS
  5. PESTICIDE EXPOSURE AND RISK
  6. THE TOXICITY OF PESTICIDES
  7. PROTECTING YOURSELF
  8. RESPONDING TO A PESTICIDE EXPOSURE
  9. HEAT STRESS
  10. FATE OF PESTICIDES IN THE ENVIRONMENT
  11. PESTICIDES AND WATER
  12. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE
  13. PRINCIPLES OF PEST MANAGEMENT
  14. FEDERAL PESTICIDE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
  15. PESTICIDE RESIDUE AND TOLERANCE
  16. STATE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
  17. STORING PESTICIDES
  18. TRANSPORTING PESTICIDES
  19. PESTICIDE SECURITY
  20. EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE
  21. APPLICATION METHODS AND EQUIPMENT
  22. PESTICIDE DRIFT
  23. APPLICATION SAFETY
  24. EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION
  25. CALCULATIONS FOR MIXING AND LOADING PESTICIDES
  26. MIXING AND LOADING
  27. MANAGING PESTICIDE WASTES
  28. THE PESTICIDE LABEL
  29. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND LIABILITY

 



Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status. If you require special accommodations or financial assistance to participate in this program, please contact Ann Hazelrigg at (802) 656-0493 so we may assist you.