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Module 3: Special Issues

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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

Module 3

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Section 3: What are directions for use?

Learning Objectives
By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of directions for use.
  • Describe and organize the nine standard elements included in directions for use.

Purpose of Directions for Use

(back panel) DIrections for use usually appear after the precautionary statements

Directions for use take up more space on the label than any other part. They describe how the product can legally be used and how the product must not be used. In general, directions for use must include the following information:

Not only should the directions for use provide basic application information, its contents must also make sense. Any user, and especially the general consumer, who is a nontechnical and occasional user, should be able to easily understand and follow the directions for use. Sentences should be written to indicate whether any actions mentioned are mandatory (required or prohibited) or simply advisory (encouraged or discouraged).


For more information about directions for use, see Chapter 11 of the Label Review Manual (PDF) (32 pp, 1.32mb, About PDF).
To calculate rates, use the application rate calculator Exit EPA Disclaimer.

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