Understanding Pesticides Patrick O'Connor-Marer, PesticideTraining Coordinator, UC Statewide IPM Program, presents this introduction to pesticides for the home gardener to a UC Master Gardener class recorded in California's Sacramento Valley. This lecture is presented in two parts. Each part is 90-minutes in length.
It includes discussions on pesticide types, formulations, toxicity, and how they work.
- pesticide types
- how pesticides work
- pesticide regulations
- organic agriculture
- application equipment calibration and use
- ways to reduce pesticide use.
Understanding Pesticides Part I 90 minutes
Understanding Pesticides Part II 90 minutes
For the entire series: UC Master Gardener Lecture Series
California Department of Pesticide Regulation http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/index.htm see Consumer Fact Sheets
UC Statewide IPM Program http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu
US EPA Pesticide Product Label System (PPLS) http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/pestlabels/index.htm
Take the Quizzes!
These can be taken as a pre-test, post-test, or both. Take it before you watch the video and compare the results to when you take it after you watch the video.
Quizzes offered on this site allow you to test your knowledge of the subject. They are not part of a Master Gardener Certification program. Contact your local Cooperative Extension office for information about becoming a Master Gardener.
Files you can download
Note: These materials were developed for California Master Gardeners.
Pesticide Use and Major Crops: Statewide Focus a 27-page PDF file
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