True or False? Though not directly toxic to a pest, "attractants" are legally defined as pesticides.
A pesticide formulation is composed of what two types of ingredients?
-Inert and Carrier
-Active and Organic
-Active and Inert
-Inert and Other
Active and Inert
How many pounds of active ingredient are in a 2-gallon container of ProPlus 3 EC insecticide?
-3 pounds active ingredient
-4 pounds active ingredient
-5 pounds active ingredient
-6 pounds active ingredient
6 pounds active ingredient
What type of mixture has solid particles dispersed, but not dissolved within a liquid?
Which of the following formulations poses the greater inhalation hazard while mixing and loading?
What is the primary benefit of using formulations with water soluble packaging?
-Water soluble packaging helps to limit exposure to pesticide formulations
-Water soluble packaging reduces environmental waste by dissolving the formulation's container into the spray tank
-Water soluble packaging prevents the formulation from getting too wet or dry during storage
-Water soluble packaging contains chemicals that help the formulation mix with water
Water soluble packaging helps to limit exposure to pesticide formulations
Which insecticide formulation poses a higher risk to pollinators, including bees, because they can carry the formulation with pollen back to the hive, potentially poisoning the entire colony?
Which formulation contains oil solvents that may increase the rate of pesticide absorption through the skin?
True or False? You should always consult the pesticide's label before adding any adjuvants to a spray mixture.
What type of adjuvant helps to reduce pesticide inactivation due to the pH of the spray carrier?
What type of adjuvant will help to improve coverage on leaves with thick waxy cuticles?
Which of the following adjuvants is not a spray modifier?
What is a potential benefit when mixing two or more pesticides in the same spray tank?
-Less soil compaction
-Reduced application costs
-Enhanced control of pests
-All of the above
All of the above
When problems develop from mixing two or more pesticides together, the pesticide combination is considered to be ____.
What is the first step when preparing a tank mixture?
-Add a compatibility agent to the spray tank
-Pre-wet dry suspension formulations into a slurry
-Read each product's label
-Fill the spray tank 1/4 to 1/2 full with carrier
Reach each product's label
Who is responsible for a failed tank mixture?
-The pesticide manufacturers, because they didn't print warnings on the pesticide labels
-The pesticide manufacturers, even though they prohibited the mixture on the pesticide labels
-The applicator, even when the product labels did not specifically prohibit or provide guidance on the tank mixture
-The pesticide dealer, because they didn't warn me when i purchased the pesticides
The applicator, even when the product labels did not specifically prohibit or provide guidance on the tank mixture
When mixing and loading a spray tank, when should you add water-dispersible granule formulations?
-After adding any utility agents
-Before adding any carrier to the spray tank
-After any flowable formulations
-Add them according to the mixing order specified on the label
Add them according to the mixing order specified on the label
What type of pesticide would be ideal for controlling broadleaf weeds in a home lawn?
True or False? Most insecticides are considered to be selective.
What type of pesticide has broad-spectrum control?
What type of pesticide offers protection from within the treated plant or animal?
Which of the following adjuvant types would help improve pest control when using a contact pesticide?
True or False? The metabolites, or breakdown products, that remain in the environment after a pesticide application are safe and never hazardous to the environment.
How long should a grower wait before harvesting a food crop that was recently treated with a pesticide?
-Wait until a laboratory test indicates that the pesticide residues are below the legal tolerance
-The grower can harvest the crop as soon as the sprays have dried
-At minimum, the grower must follow the preharvest interval specified on the label
-The grower can harvest after at least 1 inch of rain or irrigation has rinsed the residues from the crop
At minimum the grower must follow the preharvest interval specified on the label
Illinois Department of Agriculture 2. Understanding Pesticides