• Describe how infestations of pests affect crop growth and reduce quality
  • Describe the range of pest control methods available – IPM
  • Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides for crop production, pesticide efficiency and formulation selection
  • Describe principles and procedures for the safe handling, storage, application and disposal of pesticides
  • Summarise laws and regulations
  • Explain the principles of application technology


  • Interpret pesticide label
  • Prepare a hand-held applicator for work,
  • Make up a pesticide spray mix
  • Store a hand held applicator and PPE safely
  • Apply a pesticide mix
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