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The UW PAT program provides several tools and information to help you with various aspects of pesticide application.
Rules and Regulations – This fact sheet list many of the rules and regulations discussed in your training manual. It includes links to the laws themselves, or explanations of the laws.
Calibration Sheet – This is grid of amounts (in both fluid ounces (fl. oz.) and milliliters (mls) that an applicator needs to catch from a nozzle at a specified GPA, speed, and nozzle width.
Dual Notice List – A list of Dual Notice pesticides registered for use in Wisconsin. Employers must notify workers by warning them orally AND by posting warning signs at treated sites before using one of these products.
Field Application Techniques – A bulletin giving tips on proper field application techniques of pesticides.
Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Work Clothes – If you are a pesticide applicator your work clothes can have some pesticides on them at the end of the day. North Dakota State University published this document to give some guidance on how to deal with laundering your work clothes to avoid contamination your home or family member’s clothes.
Managing Pesticide Drift in Wisconsin: Field Sprayers – A bulletin describing how an applicator can reduce spray drift.
On-Farm Posting Flow Chart – Posting can be a confusing thing, this flow chart can help in understanding when to post and how to. Try our Posting Tool below.
Pesticide Drift: What is it; Know When Not to Spray; and Dicamba – This document was produced for those who spray in the agricultural field.
Pesticides and Homeowners – Ever use a “Weed and Feed” on your lawn? The “weed” part is a pesticide, a herbicide. “Pesticides and Homeowners” is a resource for you if you want to learn more about the pesticide you might use.
Posting Tool – Posting and notification of pesticide applications can be a complicated process. This tool will walk you through when, where, and how you have to post and notify people of pesticide applications.
Recordkeeping Form – A form applicators can use to record their pesticide use.
School Posting Flowchart – A flowchart to help applicators determine their posting responsibilities when making pesticide applications on school grounds.
Special-Use Permit Flowchart – This flow chart helps applicator determine whether they need to obtain a special permit before using certain pesticides for the control of mammals, birds, or aquatic pests.
Sprayer Calibration Worksheet – This is a great worksheet that you can work through to calibrate your sprayer for area applications. Developed by Dan Marzu (ANR County Educator Lincoln County) for UW Extension and the PAT Program.
Turf & Landscape Posting Chart – A flow chart to help you determine posting responsibilities for those who apply on turf & landscapes (category 3.0).
Pesticides and the Home Front:
- 1. How Many Pesticides Do You Use: The Answer May Surprise You
- 2. Questions about pesticides?
- 3. Start an IPM Plan for Your Home
- 4. Storing and Disposing of Pesticides
- 5. What’s on a Pesticide Label?
- 6. Using Caution When Mixing Pesticides
- 7. Proper Pesticide Application
- 8. Calibrate a Hand Sprayer
- 9. Calibrate a Drop or Rotary Spreader
- 10. What to Wear When Handling Pesticides
- 11. How to Select a Pesticide
- 12. Professional Application Services: What You Should Know