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Module 4: Applying the Principles of Pesticide Label Review

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Introduction

Modules

  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 4

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Section 6: How should I review advisory statements?

Learning Activity

How can the following problematic advisory statements be rewritten using descriptive terms? Review the statements in the first column, then click the question marks to reveal the preferred language.

Problematic Preferred
Example: Latex gloves are recommended. Example: Latex gloves provide the best protection.
It is preferable to open containers of aluminum phosphide products in open air as under certain conditions they may flash upon opening. Containers may also be opened near a fan or other appropriate ventilation which will rapidly exhaust contaminated air. Check answers 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.
Tank mixtures should be applied immediately after preparation. If for any reason this is not possible, ensure that sufficient agitation has been provided to re-mix all products and check for complete resuspension prior to application. Check answers Applying the product immediately after preparation ensures that it is in suspension. If application is delayed, agitation to re-mix the products and checking for resuspension ensures proper blending.
It may be necessary to treat along one side of interior partition walls if there are cracks in the slab, plumbing entry points, existing termite infestations, or other conditions which would make treatment appropriate. Check answers 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.
Rotary hoeing is recommended for pre-emergence applications which do not receive adequate rainfall or sprinkler irrigation to wet the top 2 inches of soil or to the depth of germinating weeds within about 10 days after application. Check answers If rainfall or sprinkler irrigation does not wet the top 2 inches of soil or depth of germinating weeds within 10 days of a pre-emergence application, rotary hoeing will ensure soil incorporation.
The spray mixture should be directed to the soil around the base of the cotton plants. Care should be taken to prevent the spray from striking the cotton leaves as injury will occur. The use of leaf lifters or shields on application equipment is recommended to avoid spraying the cotton foliage. Check answers 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.
It is recommended that the sprayer be thoroughly cleaned by flushing with a detergent solution at the end of each work day when any emulsifiable oil, oil concentrate, or other emulsifiable formulation has been used either alone or in tank mix combinations with other pesticide formulations, even if no obvious problems have been encountered. This precaution will ensure a clean sprayer and continued trouble-free operation. Check answers If an emulsifiable oil, oil concentrate, or other emulsifiable formulation has been used, flushing the sprayer with a detergent solution at the end of the workday will ensure a clean sprayer and trouble-free operation.




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