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Studying for Class 4 exam

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Hotty Toddy, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    i take it December 10. Hunkering down studying until then.
     
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  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Fanatic
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    Best of luck dude!...I'd give you some pointers if I could but I've had my license since 1998. I'm sure they've changed the test up since then. Lol
     
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  3. Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    Thanks. AR does not require experience, but the application for a license is largely listing your hours of work experience in the field. We shall see...
     
  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 5,512

    I'd be glad to tell you everything I know..........but you still wouldn't know nothin'
     
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  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
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    Though it's been awhile one thing I remember is that you have to convert lbs. of active ingredient to actual oz. of product.
     
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  6. lawnjox

    lawnjox LawnSite Member
    Male, from Olive Branch, MS
    Messages: 179

    I took that thing last year, I had to take the core before I took the cat 4 even thought I have a license in TN and AR. So do you have the certification I think class 6? The cat 4 test I took did not have 1 question about weeds, but was all about insects like mites, bill bugs and such, temp inversion, surfactants, systemic and contact pesticides and the math like ratios, lbs per acre, and I think modes of action on some pesticide! read the cat 4 material front to back and know it!
     
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  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have the Cat 4 (Turf weed control) and Cat 5( Insect & Disease for turf and Ornamentals). I took the Test for ROW 5 yrs ago and scored 95% but never followed through with the Cert. I took it in prep for getting a spray contract with one of the Natural Gas Pipeline companies but was not awarded the contract and haven't pursued/bid it since.
    My Cat 5 test was 4 essay questions worth 25 points each and filled up an 8x11 sheet of paper...I do remember that.
     
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  8. lawnjox

    lawnjox LawnSite Member
    Male, from Olive Branch, MS
    Messages: 179

    100 questions all multiply choice!

    That would have been a good contract with never ending work on pipe lines!
     
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  9. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,239

    Yes and No...
    It's up for bid each year and there's competition from plenty of companies that ROW is all they do. Knowing that, I included the cost of decent used truck/skid unit and new Z-spray Max in my bid. No way was I going to get stuck with payments on equipment that I didn't need at the time for other parts of my business. I trimmed all other parts of the bid to the bone but think I was still high. There was like 300 sites totaling 115 acres anywhere from 900 ft sq to 15 acres per site spread over 6 counties. That first year would be a logistical nightmare.

    There would be potential but I could also have my throat slit the following year.
    The lawn/landscape spraying(which has always been my focus) has grown to the point that I just haven't gone after ROW
     
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  10. LawnVeteran

    LawnVeteran LawnSite Member
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    Example question: A foxtail is what type of weed?
    A. Summer annual
    B. Summer perennial
    C. Fall annual
    D. Fall perennial

    There’s equipment calibration. Volume conversions etc. I had several about various insects. Turf types and pesticide labels. Ways people can be harmed by pesticide. Safety. PPE. Runoff and drift. Emergency/spill procedures. And what lawnjox said. I can’t remember everything but I perfectly remember that question for some reason. Hah
     

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