Monte P. Johnson, Elizabeth P. Easter
Personal protective equipment (PPE) displays are valuable assets to Cooperative Extension Service programs such as farm safety and pesticide applicator training. Consequently, the goals of this project were to provide county Cooperative Extension Service (CES) offices with PPE display materials and to survey county CES agents concerning pesticide safety programs. Survey results showed that most county Extension agents provide pesticide safety training primarily through private pesticide applicator training. Agents indicated that more training materials were needed. The PPE displays will be used for private pesticide applicator training, office displays and field days. Pesticide safety issues were found to be increasing in significance.
Keywords: applicator, extension, education, pesticide, safety, trainingFull Text: 26-108-1-PB.pdf
Attendees of Missouri’s Private Applicator Training Program were surveyed in 1995 following their completion of certification training. The purpose of the survey was to determine the effectiveness of our training programs and if behaviors would likely change in regards to pesticides and their use. Very positive results were indicated in both the instructional and behavioral modification areas.
KEYWORDS: applicator, extension, education, pesticide, safety, training, surveyFull Text: 28-110-1-PB.pdf
With funding from an USDA-ES Competitive Grant, an interactive computer training (ICT) program was developed for training and testing pesticide applicators. Questions are presented throughout the program; requiring a correct answer to proceed to new material. With an incorrect answer, the program loops back to repeat pertinent information. Learning with the ICT method was equal to traditional delivery methods while requiring 50% less time. Trainee interest and involvement was high with ICT. The log file permits printing a record of answers chosen. This record could be used by state agencies for granting PAT recertification credits, or even to test for licensing of pesticide applicators.
KEYWORDS: computer, interactive, video, training, Oregon, testing, pesticide, safetyFull Text: 29-112-1-PB.pdf
Steven C. Prochaska, Howard J. Siegrist, Gregory A. LaBarge, Steven D. Lichtensteiger
The Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (CORN) utilizes the electronic communications ability of The Ohio State University to link agricultural extension professionals across Ohio for the purpose of identifying current crop pest problems and disseminating appropriate pest control information. CORN is an example of pesticide applicator education concepts in practice. Over 3.8 million dollars in pesticide cost reduction by Ohio agricultural producers was attributed to CORN in 1996.
Keywords: crop, observation, network, extension, pesticide, education, Ohio, agricultureFull Text: 30-114-1-PB.pdf
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