Forest Pest Control

Category Definition Category 2 Forest Pest Control

This category includes applicators using or supervising the use of restricted use pesticides in forests, forest nurseries, and forest-seed-producing areas.

Learning Objectives Category 2 Forest Pest Control

There are currently no "Learning Objectives" established for Category 2 Forest Pest Control. Forest Service Management Bulletin R8-MB 60, dated September 1994, is being used as the Forest Pest Control Category Manual. This manual includes the following Units and Chapters:

Unit 1 Introduction
  • The Forest Ecosystem and Stand Ecology
  • Forest Types of the South
  • Forest Pests 
Unit 2 Principles of Forest Pest Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Pest Management Strategies
  • Steps to Solving Pest Problems
  • Forest Pesticides
  • Pesticide Resistance
Unit 3 Vegetation Control Using Herbicides
  • Weed Categories
  • Weed Control Treatments
  • Herbicide Application Terms
  • Application Methods
Unit 4 Ground Applications of Forestry Herbicides
  • Woody Plant Control with Sprayers, Spotguns, and Injectors
  • Woody and Herbaceous Control with Granule Applications
  • Herbaceous Weed Control in Young Pine Plantations
Unit 5 Chemical Insect and Disease Control
  • Pine Bark Beetles
  • Pine Tip Moth
  • Pine Sawflies
  • Texas Leaf-cutting Ant
  • Pine Reproduction Weevils
  • Gypsy Moth
  • Annosus Root Rot
Unit 6 Forest Seed Orchards and Nurseries
  • Seed Orchards
  • Forest Nurseries
Unit 7 Vertebrate Animal Control
  • Beaver
  • Deer
  • Small Rodents
  • Other Animal Pests
Unit 8 Record Keeping of Pesticide Treatments

 

Unit 9 Applicator Safety
  • The Pesticide Label
  • Mixing, Handling, and Applying Pesticides
  • Pesticide Disposal, Storage, and Transport
  • Spill Procedures
  • Pesticide Toxicity
Unit 10 Protecting the Environment
  • Off-site Application
  • Off-site Movement in Air
  • Off-site Movement in Water
  • Other Environmental Considerations
  • Endangered Species Act

Test Your Knowledge

There is currently no "Test Your Knowledge" section developed for Category 2 Forest Pest Control. Forest Service Management Bulletin R8-MB 60, dated September 1994, is being used as the Forest Pest Control Category Manual.
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Selected Web Sites The following are web links containing information pertaining to Category 2 Forest Pest Control


Resources found at Clemson University
  1. Category 2 Forest Pest Control Manual (PDF)
  2. Regulatory Services Department of Pesticide Regulation
  3. Extension Pesticide Information Program
  4. Extension Forest Resources Forest Pest Management Program Area
  5. Extension Forest Resources Vegetation Management Program Area
  6. Extension Pesticide Information Program links to pesticide labels, MSDSheets, and chemical fact sheets
  7. Extension Pesticide Information Program links to listings and information about restricted use pesticides (RUPs).
Other selected resources found on the Web
  1. South Carolina Forestry Commission
  2. U.S. Forest Service Region 8 Forest Health Division