Self-Reported Pesticide Label Use Behaviors of Ohio Certified Private Pesticide Applicators.

Steven C. Prochaska

Abstract


Use of the pesticide label is intrinsic to safe and effective use of pesticide. A descriptive study of Ohio Certified Private Pesticide Applicators was conducted to measure the reported use of 11 label components, safety equipment used while mixing and loading pesticides and pesticides applied when growing corn and soybeans. Private applicators read the pesticide label at the beginning of the pesticide application season, if not more often. About 77 percent of survey respondents reported wearing chemical-resistant gloves when loading or mixing pesticides. Respondents most often used glyphosate and atrazine products.

Keywords: private, applicator, label, Ohio, safety, equipment, survey, PPE


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