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Agriculture

Ab​​out the agriculture category exams
Study materials and outlines are presented below for the five agriculture category exams. These are category exams for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License. Exams covered in this section will not count towards Private Pesticide Applicator certification, which is required for restricted-use pesticide use in agricultural production on land owned or rented by the applicator.

Agriculture: Herbicide
This category exam covers the use of herbicides on agricultural lands (includes Christmas tree plantations and commercial nurseries). Exam outline, pdf (43K)

Recommended study materials:
Title
Source
Agriculture Herbicide Study Manual

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
View pdf online
Part 1 (1.8 MB)
Part 2 (2.3 MB)
Part 3 (253 KB)​ or
Chemeketa Community College Bookstore
503-399-5131
Order online​
Weeds of the West

Chemeketa Community College Bookstore 
503-399-5131 
Order online​

Agriculture: Insecticide/Fungicide
This category exam covers the use of insecticides, fungicides or nematicides on agricultural lands (includes Christmas tree plantations and commercial nurseries). Exam outline, pdf (70K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Introduction to Insect & Disease Ma​​nagement ​
(EM 051)

WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online
​How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591) ​OSU Extension Service
http://extension.oregonstate.edu​

Agriculture: Livestock Pest
This category exam covers the use of pesticides for the control of pests, such as insects, mites and ticks on livestock.
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Pest Management Principles for the Pesticide Applicator - Agricultural-Animal 1b
Cornell University
607-255-7282
Order online

Agriculture: Soil Fumigation II
This is a category exam for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or​ the Public Pesticide Applicator License. It covers the use of soil applied fumigants on agricultural lands (includes Christmas tree plantations and commercial nurseries). Exam outline​​, pdf (72K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source

Soil Fumigation Manual

Chemeketa Community College Bookstore
503-399-5131
Order online​​
Soil Fumigant Toolbox EPA (Online)

Agriculture: Vertebrate Pests
This is a category exam for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License. It covers the use of pesticides in agricultural areas for the control of vertebrate pests other than livestock predators. Exam outline, pdf (73K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Animal Damage Control in Washington (EB1147)

Out of print
Online version (very large files)
Part 1, pdf (1.78 MB)
Part 2, pdf (2.38 MB)
Part 3, pdf (2.79 MB)
Part 4, pdf (2.45 MB)
Part 5, pdf (2.98 MB)
Part 6, pdf (2.22 MB)
Part 7, pdf (2.1 MB)
Part 8, pdf (2.17 MB)
Part 9, pdf (1.65 MB)
or Oregon Department of Agriculture
503-986-4635
Controlling Moles (EC 987)  Controlling Moles (EC 987)​, pdf (678K)

Controlling Pocket Gopher Damage to Agricultural Crops (EC 1117) 
Online (EC 1117)​, pdf (189K)

Controlling Ground Squirrel Damage to Forages & Field Crops 
(EC 1429) 
Online (EC 1429)​, pdf (69K)
Meadow Voles and Pocket Gophers: Management in Lawns, Gardens, and Cropland ​(PNW 627)  Online (PNW 627)​, pdf (1.5 MB)

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Aquatic

This is a category exam for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License. It cover​s the use of pesticides in treating standing or running water. Exam outline, pdf (58K)

Recommended study materials:
Title
Source
Aquatic Pest Control (EM 039)
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online

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Consultant

This is a stand-alone exam. Upon successful completion, certification for the Pesticide Consultant License is granted. This license is required of individuals who provide technical advice to those who use restricted-use pesticides. Typically individuals such as county extension agents, chemical company technical and sales representatives, food processor field representatives and representatives of agricultural supply outlets may need to hold this license. Exam outline, pdf (50K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Manual
(EM 8850)
OSU Extension
800-561-6719
Order online
Agriculture Herbicide Study Manual

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
View pdf online
Part 1 (1.8 MB)
Part 2 (2.3 MB)
Part 3 (253 KB)​
Oregon Revised Statutes-Chapter 634
Oregon Administrative Rules- ​
Chapter 603 Division 57

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
503-986-4635
Online
Pacific Northwest Weed Control Handbook
Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Control Handbook
Pacific Northwest Insect Control Handbook
OSU Extension 
800-561-6719 
Online (PNW Weed Control)
Online (PNW Plant Disease Control)
Online (PNW Insect Control)​
Oregon Administrative Rules-
Chapter 340 Division 109
Dept. of Environmental Quality
Waste Management & Cleanup Div.
503-229-5913
Online
Introduction to Insect and Disease Management Principles
(EM 051)
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online
How to R​​educe Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591) ​OSU Extesnion Service
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog

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Demonstration and research

This is a category exam for the Consultant License, Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License. It covers the use of pesticides for demonstrations and pesticide research plots. Exam outline, pdf (28K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Demonstration and Research Pest Control
Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pesticides Program
Online, pdf (1.6 M)

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Forest

This is a category exam for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License. It covers the use of pesticides on forest lands or in the production of forest crops. (Does not include Christmas tree plantations or commercial nurseries.) Exam outline, pdf (74K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Forest Environment Pesticide Study Manual
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763 (currently out of print)
Preface
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6 (first half)
Chapter 6 (second half)
Chapter 7
References
Pacific Northwest Weed Control Handbook
OSU Extension Service 
800-561-6719 
Online (PNW Weed Control)
Forest Practice Notes - January 97 No. 3
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
503-986-4635
Online, pdf (380K)

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Industrial, institutional, health and structural

About the IIHS category exams
Study materials and outlines are presented below for the five IIHS category exams. These are category exams for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License.

IIHS: General
The use of pesticides, other than fumigants, in or around structures, institutions and establishments, for the protection of stored, processed or manufactured products, or for the protection of human health. Exam outline, pdf (75K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations
Questex Media Group
216-706-3750

Univar, USA
800-888-4897

IIHS: Moss Control
The use of pesticides for the control of moss and algae on structures. Exam outline​, pdf (57K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Structural & Turf Demossing Study Manual (EM 1962)
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online


IIHS: Space Fumigation
The use of fumigants in confined areas or structures for the control of pests, (except soil fumigants and fumigants used in field treatment of utility poles, pilings, bridge supports, etc.) Exam outline, pdf (74K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Fumigation (11) Manual 
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Order online (Click on Commercial/Noncommercial Training Manuals to find the correct one)

IIHS: Structural
The use of pesticides, other than fumigants, in or around structures for the control of wood-destroying pests (i.e., termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, etc.). Exam outline, pdf (72K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Truman's Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations
Questex Media Group
216-706-3750
 
Univar, USA
800-888-4897 

IIHS: Wood Treatment
The use of pesticides to treat wood products (i.e., lumber, poles, ties, etc.) before their use in construction, or to field treat utility poles, pilings, bridge supports and similar elements of construction with fumigants or other pesticides. Exam outline, pdf (56K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Wood Preservation and Wood Products
Treatment Training Manual
(EM 8403)
OSU Extension
800-561-6719
Download, pdf (389K)
Wood Pole Maintenance Manual
(1996 Ed.- Research Contribution 15)
OSU Forestry Publications Office
541-737-4271

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Laws and safety

This exam is required for most commercial pesticide applicator and public pesticide applicator certifications. In addition to passing the Laws and Safety exam, at least one category exam is required. Note: this exam is not required for marine fouling organism and regulatory predator category certifications. Note: this exam is not required for consultants, private pesticide applicators or pesticide trainees. Exam outline, pdf (73K), Esquema del examen de pesticidas, pdf (74K)
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Manual
(EM 8850)
OSU Extension
800-561-6719
Order online

Oregon Revised Statutes-Chapter 634

Oregon Administrative Rules-
Chapter 603 Division 57

Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
503-986-4635
Online
Oregon Administrative Rules-
Chapter 340 Division 109
Dept. of Environmental Quality
Waste Management & Cleanup Div.
503-229-5913
Online
Manual Básico Para Aplicadores de Pesticidas Comerciales y Privados WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Ordenar en la red

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Marine fouling organism

The use of marine anti-fouling paints or coatings on boat or ship hulls or other parts of boats or ships. (Commercial or Public Applicator Certification can be obtained without the Laws and Safety exam.) Exam outline, pdf (33K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Oregon Revised Statutes-Chapter 634
Oregon Administrative Rules- Chapter 603 Division 57
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
503-986-4635
Online
"Best Pollution Prevention Practices for Abrasive Blast Media Waste from Shipyard Repair Activities" (Appendix 1 to OAR Chapter 340 Division 101, Section 40, in "Hazardous Waste Rules" Packet) Dept. of Environmental Quality
Waste Management & Cleanup Div.
503-229-5913
Online
Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Manual (EM 8850)
OSU Extension
800-561-6719
Order online


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Ornamental and turf

About the ornamental and turf category exams
Study materials and outlines are presented below for the two ornamental and turf category exams. These are category exams for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License.

Ornamental and turf: Herbicide
The use of pesticides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf. (Does not include Christmas tree plantations, commercial nurseries, or forests. Exam outline, pdf (81K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Turf & Ornamental Weed Management Principles
(EM035)
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online
Turfgrass Pests
(Weed identification section only; cross reference weeds with exam outline)


University of California
Currently out of print. Use online version:
Turfgrass Weed Photo Gallery, with Common and Scientific Names

Ornamental and turf: Insecticide/Fungicide
The use of insecticides and fungicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf. (Does not include Christmas tree plantations, commercial nurseries, or forests). Exam outline, pdf (74K)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
​​Title
Source
Introduction to Insect and Disease Management Principles
(EM 051)
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online
Turfgrass Pests
(Pest iden​tification only; cross reference species ​with exam outline) ​
University of California
Currently out of print. Use online version:
Follow the links under the insect and disease category headings
​How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591) OSU Extension Service
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog​

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Private

This is a stand-alone exam. Upon successful completion, certification for the Private Pesticide Applicator License is granted. This license is required of individuals who use or supervise the use of restricted-use pesticides on land in agricultural production that is owned, leased, or rented by them or their employer. This includes farm and ranch land, forest land, nurseries, Christmas trees, orchards and other properties on which agricultural crops or commodities are produced. Exam outline in English, pdf (75K) | Exam outline in Spanish, pdf (74K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Manual
(E​​M 8850)
OSU Extension
800-561-6719
Order online

Manual Básico Para Aplicadores de Pesticidas Comerciales y Privados
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Ordenar en la red
Oregon Revised Statutes-Chapter 634

Oregon Administrative Rules-
Chapter 603 Division 57
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
503-986-4635
Online
Oregon Administrative Rules-
Chapter 340 Division 109
Dept. of Environmental Quality
Waste Management & Cleanup Div.
503-229-5913
Online
​Ho​w to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides (PNW 591) ​OSU Extension Service
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog​

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Public health

This is a category exam for the Commercial Pesticide Applicator License or the Public Pesticide Applicator License. It covers the use of pesticides for the control of any pest which may be harmful to the public health, including mosquito and other vector control. Exam outline, pdf (88K)

Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Public Health Pest Control (EM034)
WSU Bulletin Office
800-723-1763
Order online
Pesticides Used in Public Health
Online, pdf (59K)

EXTOXNET collection
Online, pdf (283K)

UF Study Manual
IFAS Extenstion Bookstore
352-392-1764
Online or purchase
West Nile Virus brochure
Online, pdf (149K)


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Regulatory predator

(Available to USDA APHIS Employees only) The use of pesticides for the control of livestock predators using the M-44 device 
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
The M-44 in Coyote Damage Control       (KS 44)
USDA APHIS
Oregon Pesticide Safety Education Manual
​(EM 8850)
OSU Extension
800-561-6719 
Order online​

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Regulatory weed

(Available to Public applicators and Trainees only.) The use of pesticides for the control of plants designated as noxious weeds. Exam outline (pdf)
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Right-of-Way Vegetation Management Oregon Edition (EM 8863)
Online (EM 8863), pdf (2.2 MB)​
Oregon State Weed Laws
 
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Chapter 569, pdf (119K)
Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Online (pdf)
XID Services Weed ID CD
Cross reference with weeds found in the exam outline.
XID Services
1-800-872-2943
Order online

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Right-of-way

The use of pesticides in right-of-way areas, including road shoulders, utility lines and irrigation ditch banks. Exam outline, pdf (76K)

Recommended study material:
 
Title
Source
Rights-of-Way Vegetation Management Oregon Edition (EM 8863)
Online (EM 8863)​​, pdf (2.2MB) 

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Seed treatment

The use of pesticides on seed. Exam outline, pdf (55K) 
 
Recommended study materials:
 
Title
Source
Oregon Seed Treatment Training Manual
Oregon Department of Agriculture
Pesticides Program
503-986-4635
Online, pdf (713K)

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