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Module 1: Label Basics

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  1. Label Basics
  2. Parts of the Label
  3. Special Issues
  4. Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review
  5. Emerging Issues and Course Completion

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Section 7: What are the principles of pesticide label review?

Learning Activity.

The following are good examples of mandatory and advisory statements. Categorize each as either “mandatory” or “advisory.”

Statement Mandatory or advisory?
Wear chemical resistant gloves. Check answers Mandatory
Latex gloves provide the best protection. Check answers Advisory
If swallowed, call a doctor. Check answers Mandatory
Do not apply within 66 feet of wells. Check answers Mandatory
Opening aluminum phosphide containers outdoors or indoors near an exhaust fan or other ventilation ensures that the gas will be rapidly dispersed if the product flashes. Check answers Advisory
Apply immediately after mixing. Check answers Mandatory
Limiting application to times when bees are least active (for example, within two hours of sunrise or sunset) will minimize risk to bees. Check answers Advisory
Treatment along one side of interior partition walls where there are cracks in the slab, plumbing entry points, existing termite infestations, or evidence of other means of access prevents further infestation. Check answers Advisory
Do not enter into treated areas for 12 hours. Check answers Mandatory
Directing the spray mixture around the base of the cotton plants and using leaf lifters and shields on application equipment will help minimize foliage contact and plant injury. Check answers Advisory
Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Check answers Mandatory


For more examples of mandatory and advisory language, see Chapter 3, Section III of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (17 pp, 887.88, About PDF).
For more information about mandatory and advisory statements, see Pesticide Registration (PR) Notice 2000-5.

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