PA6inj - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (stem injection) NPTC / City and Guilds - 22 January 2019
Yorkshire North East
- 22 January 2019
18 Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DN
Half day training plus one day assessment on the safe use of stem injection equipment for giant hogweed, japanese knotweed etc, pre requisite is PA1
In recent years there seems to have been a considerable increase in the amount of giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed and other hollow stemmed plants. Injecting concentrate pesticide in the correct dosage directly into the stem has a higher success rate than overall or spot spraying and has far quicker results in terms of control.
It is an ideal way of treating plants near to water courses due to the low risk of drift and off target contamination.
Stem injection is a simple and relatively safe process that can be carried out in small and large areas in a variety of situations such as railway embankments, golf courses, parks and many other areas to treat troublesome invasive weeds.
Award in Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment – Injection Equipment (PA6inj) Level 2.
Pre requisite is the Award in the Principles of Safe Application and Handling of Pesticides PA1.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Understand the legislation and safety regulations relating to pesticide injection equipment.
2) Assess the environment factors relating to the application site.
3) Read and interpret product information.
4) Prepare and calibrate the injection equipment.
5) Operate the pesticide injection equipment.
6) Carry out post application procedures.