Pesticide Applicator Certification Practice - C3

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Pesticide Applicator Certification Practice - C3


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In order to buy a restricted use pesticide in Tennessee, an individual must:
    • A. 

      Be 16 years of age

    • B. 

      Be certified by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as a pesticide applicator

    • C. 

      Working under the supervision of a certified applicator

    • D. 

      Meet all the safety standards

  • 2. 
    According to the Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act (FEPCA), amended FIFRA, in order to use a restricted-use pesticide an applicator:
    • A. 

      Must be certified in all cases

    • B. 

      Must be certified or working under the direct supervision of a certified applicator

    • C. 

      Does not have to be certified, but attend pesticide safety training

    • D. 

      May always work under the supervision of a certified applicator

  • 3. 
    The following applicator must always be certified in order to use a restricted-use pesticide:
    • A. 

      Farmer

    • B. 

      Greenhouse operator

    • C. 

      Nurseryman

    • D. 

      Pest control technician working for a chartered company

  • 4. 
    When does a private applicator become a commercial applicator?
    • A. 

      When he/she exchanges services for another private applicator

    • B. 

      When he/she sprays for another individual and charges a fee

    • C. 

      When he/she sprays within a greenhouse

    • D. 

      When their income exceeds $25,000

  • 5. 
    The examination fee for a commercial applicator is:
    • A. 

      $5.00

    • B. 

      $10.00

    • C. 

      $15.00

    • D. 

      $20.00

  • 6. 
    Commercial applicators may become recertified by:
    • A. 

      Paying $15.00 annually

    • B. 

      Sending an application to TDA

    • C. 

      Earning a certain number of recertification points during the designated period

    • D. 

      Attend a recertification meeting during the last year of the recertification period

  • 7. 
    Commercial applicators who violate FIFRA may be fined:
    • A. 

      Civil penalty of $5,000 for each offense; Criminal penalty of $25,000 or one year in prison

    • B. 

      Civil penalty of $1,000 for each offense; Criminal penalty of $5,000 or one year in prison

    • C. 

      Civil penalty of $5,000 for each offense; Criminal penalty of $100,000.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Commercial applicators must keep records of:
    • A. 

      General-use pesticides

    • B. 

      Restricted-use pesticides

    • C. 

      General and restricted-use pesticides

    • D. 

      Pesticides with skull and cross bones

  • 9. 
    Records of pesticide application must be maintained for a period of:
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      Two years

    • C. 

      Three years

    • D. 

      Five years

  • 10. 
    Symptoms of phytotoxicity do not include:
    • A. 

      Abnormal growth

    • B. 

      Holes in leaves

    • C. 

      Leaf drop

    • D. 

      Foliar burn

  • 11. 
    Which plants are usually most susceptible to pesticide damage?
    • A. 

      Woody plants

    • B. 

      Flowering plants

    • C. 

      Potted plants

    • D. 

      Herbaceous plants

  • 12. 
    Pesticide persistence is influenced by:
    • A. 

      Application rate

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Moisture conditions

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    Air blast sprayers should never be used:
    • A. 

      To apply insecticides to trees

    • B. 

      To treat for a turf pest

    • C. 

      To apply a herbicide

    • D. 

      When mixing pesticides

  • 14. 
    To reduce drift and vaporization, which of the following should NOT be done:
    • A. 

      Use a lower spray pressure

    • B. 

      Apply when wind speeds are low

    • C. 

      Reduce spray nozzle opening size

    • D. 

      Keep spray nozzle as close to target as possible

  • 15. 
    To reduce the possibility of pesticide movement, one should NOT:
    • A. 

      Take special precautions when using pesticides on a slope

    • B. 

      Maintain a buffer zone (if possible) between the area to be treated and sensitive areas

    • C. 

      Use the least hazardous pesticide as possible

    • D. 

      Use the highest effective rate of application

  • 16. 
    When applying pesticides, which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      Observe reentry period only if long periods of exposure are likely

    • B. 

      Remove items such as toys and pet food dishes from the treatment site

    • C. 

      Avoid treatments to plants to be sold soon after treatment

    • D. 

      Keep animals and humans away during application

  • 17. 
    Parasites and predators of pests are beneficial because they:
    • A. 

      Indicate that pests are present

    • B. 

      May reduce the need for pesticide applications for certain pests

    • C. 

      Improve soil conditions

    • D. 

      Are not affected by pesticide applications

  • 18. 
    To improve one's chances of diagnosing a plant disease problem, it is not helpful to:
    • A. 

      Know the common name of the diseased plant

    • B. 

      Be prepared to take a plant sample

    • C. 

      Be aware of the local soil and weather conditions

    • D. 

      Know the appropriate pesticide to apply

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not considered a type of biorational control:
    • A. 

      Insecticidal soap

    • B. 

      Neem insecticide

    • C. 

      Ladybird beetles

    • D. 

      Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)

  • 20. 
    The are of a triangle is:
    • A. 

      Twice the combined length of its sides

    • B. 

      (base x height) divided by 2

    • C. 

      (1/2 base + 1/2 height) x 2

    • D. 

      Not often used in determining areas to be treated

  • 21. 
    A large area to be treated can be divided into a square (30 ft on a side) and two rectangles (both 50 ft by 80 ft). What is the total area to be treated?
    • A. 

      8600 sq. ft.

    • B. 

      8900 sq. ft.

    • C. 

      86,000 sq. ft.

    • D. 

      1/2 acre

  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements about regular plant inspections is not true?
    • A. 

      They familiarize one with the pests that inhabit particular plants

    • B. 

      They produce pest infestations by regularly disturbing the pests

    • C. 

      They allow for pests to be dealt with before they become numerous

    • D. 

      They often result in better pest control

  • 23. 
    Which of the following pest groups does not have sucking mouthparts?
    • A. 

      Whiteflies

    • B. 

      Thrips

    • C. 

      Aphids

    • D. 

      Sawflies

  • 24. 
    Curled, cupped, distorted and discolored leaves indicate feeding by:
    • A. 

      Spider mites

    • B. 

      Caterpillars

    • C. 

      Aphids

    • D. 

      Leafminers

  • 25. 
    Which stage of scale insects is easiest to control?
    • A. 

      Egg

    • B. 

      Crawler

    • C. 

      Adult

    • D. 

      Larva