Signing up for class. Starts in January

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by KathysLGC, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Cost is $375. Class is every Thursday for 8 weeks. Test is $100. It's in East Haven CT. There is another class for $260 (I think) but it's close to two hours away from me. I'm getting siked!

    Is the class/test hard? Is there anything on the net I can start to read up on that will help me with this? I know there is a lot of info here but i don't know what the class subjects are so i don't know what to search for on the site. Any info will help. Thanks!
     
  2. Envi-Lawn

    Envi-Lawn LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Know your math. Study materials are available at the classes, but the mathematics are on your own!!
     
  3. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What do you mean basic math? I'm pretty decent in math. Any thing i need to specificly brush up on?
     
  4. Envi-Lawn

    Envi-Lawn LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Geometry, algebra, calculations,calibration, common sense...
     
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    Only book outside of the materials that are probably available from your state would be The Mathematics of Turfgrass Maintenace by Nick Christians, Michael Agnew. Product of GCSAA.
     
  6. Envi-Lawn

    Envi-Lawn LawnSite Member
    from CT
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    Playboy, remember its a turf and ORNAMENTAL test
     
  7. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So all the math is just for calculating ratios for applying products right? Can you use a calculator? I hate division!
     
  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
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    When I took mine you could use a calculator but if I remember correctly it couldn't be programmable. It had a lot of unit conversion and dimensional analysis as well as suing different formulas and ID etc. Wasn't easy because at the time I took it I hadn't taken a math course in a long time. Today they do them all on computer at least here so you could probably use the Microsoft calculator in XP.
     
  9. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
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    If the label rate of a product is 2oz per 1000 square ft, how many pints does it take to treat 32,000 square ft?

    a) 1
    b) 2
    c) 3
    d) 4

    This might be an example of the a question on the test. At least it was for me. I just took my recertification test today, so it was still fresh in the brain.
     
  10. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well if I can remember correctly 16oz is a pint. (Gotta love being a beer drinker...) 1000 goes into 32000 32 times so that whould be 32 x 2 = 64 / 16 = 4 so my answer would be D (4).

    Am I correct?
     

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