Indiana pesticide test

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jajwrigh, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I am taking it on April 15. Anyone else from IN taken it? Any suggestions for study material? Thanks in advance...
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    are you just taking the test or are you sitting through the class and then taking it.
  3. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    First are you tsking the core or the category?

    But now matter what you need to know, pest biology, Pest Id, control methods, enviromental laws, etc.. Fourmulation choices
  4. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Core and 3b are not that hard. Core is mostly safety and history. Category 3B is broken into 4 areas, but they are not separate test. Weed ID, math, Disease ID, Insect ID. It's a multiple choice test. Read your manuals with hi-liter in hand and review daily. You will get PLENTY of time for the test. There are some tricky questions like "in what month should a grub application be made, A June, B July, C August, D Sept. I had a problem with a question like that because it did not state whether we were talking curative or preventive. The Indiana test is not near as hard as some of these guys have to go through in other states.
  5. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    I agree with Russ.

    The Core is a piece of cake. 3B is pretty easy if you read and study the book. As he pointed out there are some tricky questions, actually questions where I did not feel they provided enough information to answer it properly, but they are in the miniority.

    The 3A is quite a bit harder in my opinion, but if I can pass it the first time, anyone can.

  6. terracare

    terracare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 353

    does zach talk in the 3b certification? We just took the 3a (ornamental) and I passed it. It's a pretty rough test but really pay attention to the plant names in the back of the book and listen to the oisc guy about supervision rules. Also, be sure to pay attention to the ornamental disease speaker, he's an entertaining guy with a lot of good information for the test.

  7. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I am just taking the core for now and I am sitting through the class then doing my testing.
  8. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    I can't answer the question about Zack talking prior to the test because I did "Off Site" testing at H&R Block to save the drive to Laf. My test cost about $45.00 to take and was on a computer. I have heard Tim, Zac, Ric and Fred speak and they are well worth the price of admission.

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