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PVCC Manual

After you sign up for a course or exam, we send you a study package which includes a Pesticide Vendor Certification Course Manual and four OMAFRA publications.   The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs publications include Publications 75, 360, 812 and 838.  These are available on the OMAFRA website. 

To view or download the complete manual, click on the book cover. You may read each manual chapter below and  view the graphic/audio presentations. Adobe Flash is required to view the presentations. If you have any questions please contact us.

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Topic Manual Chapter for Reading
Pest Management  
1 Integrated Pest Management

Link to pdf of Integrated Pest Management chapter

2 Managing Pesticide Resistance

Link to pdf of Managing Pest Resistance Chapter

3 Help the Customer Select Pesticides

Link to pdf of Help the Customer Select Pesticides Chapter

Product Information  
4 The Pesticide Label - Sample Label

Link to pdf of The pesticide label chapter

Use Pesticides Safely - Know the Label - Interactive Tutorial  
5 The Safety Data Sheet

Link to pdf of The Material Safety Data Sheet chapter

6 Pesticide Formulations

Link to pdf of Pesticide Formulations chapter

Regulations  
7 How Pesticides are Regulated

Link to [pdf of How Pesticides are Regulated chapter

8 Enforcement of the Pesticides Act

Link to pdf of Enforcement of the Pesticides Act chapter

9 Classification of Pesticides

Link to  pdf of Classification of Pesticides Chapter

10 Selling Pesticides

Link to pdf of Selling Pesticides Chapter

Human Health  
11 Health Risks of Pesticide Use

Link to pdf of Health Risks of Pesticide Use Chapter

12 Pesticide Poisonings Link to pdf of Pesticide Poisonings Chapter
13 First Aid

Link to pdf of First Aid Chapter

Pesticide Safety  
14 Protective Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

Link to pdf of Protective Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment Chapter

15 Application Procedures for Fumigants and Suspensions in Air

Link to pdf of Application Procedures for Fumigants and Suspensions in Air chapter

16 Transportation of Pesticides

Link to pdf of Transportation of Pesticides Chapter

17 How to Store Pesticides Safely

Link to pdf of How to Store Pesticides Safely chapter

18 How to Dispose of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely

Link to pdf of How to Dispose of Pesticides and Pesticide Containers Safely chapter

Environmental Protection  
19 Pesticides and the Environment

Link to pdf of Pesticides and the Environment chapter

20 Drift of Pesticides link to pdf of Drift of Pesticides chapter
21 Pesticides and Food Link to pdf of Pesticides and Food Chapter
Applying Pesticides  
22 Calibration of Application Equipment

Link to pdf of Calibration of Application Equipment chapter

23 Applying the Right Amount of Pesticide

link to pdf of Applying the Right Amount of Pesticide chapter

Use Pesticides Safely - Know the Math- Interactive Tutorial  
24 Keeping Pesticide Records

Link to pdf of Keeping Pesticide Records Chapter

Emergency Response  
25 Health and Safety on the Job

Link to pdf of Health and Safety on the Job Chapter

26 Pesticide Spills

Link to pdf of Pesticide Spills Chapter

27 Pesticide Fires

Link to pdf of Pesticide Fires Chapter

28 Emergency Planning

Link to pdf of Emergency Planning Chapter

Professionalism
 
29 Be A Professional

Link to pdf of Be a Professional Chapter

Resource Chapters (click on the chapter)
 
30 Application Equipment  
31 Cleaning Application Equipment  
32 Weeds and Their Control  
33 Insects, Mites and Molluscs and Their Control  
34 Diseases and Their Control  
35 Animal Pests and Their Control  
Appendices
 
Answers to "Practice Your Understanding"  
The Metric System  
Calculations to Find Area  
Travel Speed Chart  
Prevent Pesticide Contamination of your Harvested Grains and Oilseeds  
Glossary