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Advice from Applicators in Virginia and Beyond

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dgreen67, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. dgreen67

    dgreen67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I am studying the manual in preparation for the exam (designation -3B Turf) for getting my license. I am mainly wanting to only treat beds and use herbicides on sidewalks, etc., however, I am trying to do things legally :)

    My question is, with the manual being quite extensive (with really good information I will add) and in depth at times, what can I be prepared to face in the examination? Not sure what to focus most of my efforts in studying.

    I would appreciate any input. By the way, is it multiple choice?

  2. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    It's been about ten years since I took the exam so I only remember a few of the questions. Some were about PPE (personal protective equipment), signal words, calculating active ingredient, IPM (integrated pest management), grubs, safety, drift and runoff and others. I studied the manuals but not really that much and passed it the first time. A lot of the questions you can figure out with common sense. Hope this helps and good luck.
  3. dgreen67

    dgreen67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Thanks for your input. Do you still have an active license? If so, do you have continuing education classes every year?
  4. Lawn-Guy

    Lawn-Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    pretty much everything on test is common sence there really strict on the ppe just rember never spray when windy or rain is forcasted alwas were pants l sleeve shirt respirator and hat with boots
  5. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,305

    Take good records after you get your liscense.
  6. dgreen67

    dgreen67 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    Thanks for the reply. The study manual has a tremendous amount of information, so I was overwhelmed.

    thanks again

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