Pesticide Applicator Training


University of Wisconsin

Additional Training Info

The following online fact sheets are provided as Adobe Acrobat PDF files; you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files. The easiest way to learn about viewing PDF files and installing the reader is at the Adobe Acrobat Home Page. The free reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across different platforms.

Calibration Sheet ... (44.0 KB)

This is a grid of amounts (fl.oz. and mls) that an applicator has to catch from a nozzle at a specified GPA, speed, and nozzle width.

Commercial Applicator Certification Exam Procedures ... (179.7 KB)

The "Green Sheet" cover letter included with every training manual. It lists instructions on how to make certificatation exam arrangements with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), and the locations and directions to test-only sites.

Commercial Applicator Registration Form ... (350.3 KB)

Registration form to order, by mail, training manuals and/or register to attend a training session.

Dual Notice List ... (108.4 KB)

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.

Endangered Species Bulletin information ... (119.9 KB)

Pesticides that may affect endangered species will direct users to EPA's Bulletin Live! website before the product can be applied.

Federal Certification Request Form for Tribal Lands ... (250.2 KB)

If you apply Restricted Use Pesticides on Tribal Lands, you must be Certified through the Federal System. If you are a certified applicator in the state, then you can apply for a federal certification. If you are not, then you have to take the EPA's course and go through their certification process.

Field Application Techniques ... (699.4 KB)

A bulletin giving tips on proper field application techniques of pesticides.

Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes ... (521.2 KB)

This publications provides some guidance on protecting you and your family from pesticide residues that can be found on work clothing by providing correct laundering methods. North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Managing Pesticide Drift in Wisconsin: Field Sprayers ... (588.3 KB)

A bulletin describing how an applicator can reduce spray drift.

On-Farm Posting Flowchart ... (1.0 MB)

Private Applicator Registration Form ... (420.8 KB)

Registration form to order, by mail, private applicator training manuals other than the General Farming manual (to obtain a General Farming manual, contact your local County Extension office).

Recordkeeping Form ... (329.1 KB)

A form applicators can use to record their pesticide use.

Restricted-Use Pesticide list (2016) ... (146.3 KB)

Agricultural pesticides classified as restricted-use and registered for use in Wisconsin. Updated July, 2016.

School Posting Flowchart ... (268.7 KB)

A flowchart to help applicators determine their posting responsibilites when making pesticide applications on school grounds.

Special-Use Permit Flowchart ... (27.3 KB)

This flowchart helps applicators 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 ... (165.4 KB)

This is a great worksheet that you can work through to calibrate your sprayer for area applications. Developed by Dan Marzu (A&R County Educator Marathon & Lincoln Counties) for UW Extension and the PAT Program.

Turf & Landscape Posting Chart ... (235.8 KB)

WPS Quick Reference Guide ... (248.9 KB)

This is a quick reference guide covering the rules of the Worker Protection Standard.

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