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This course enables students to prepare and use hand held injection pesticides applicators. Including nozzle selection, calibration and safe operation.

For the use of injection in Japanese Knot Weed and Giant Hogweed.

Course Content:

  • Environmental risks
  • Legal and safety requirements
  • Interpretation of the label
  • Preparation and maintenance of the applicator
  • Needle types and sizes
  • Calibration
  • Filling and mixing procedures
  • Safe injection of pesticides
  • Application record sheets
  • Cleaning and storage procedures
  • Safe disposal of unwanted pesticides

Equipment Required:

  • Coveralls; type 3,4 or 5 & 6 as per code of practice
  • Face shield; full face protection
  • Nitrile gloves (minimum of 0.5mm thickness and 300mm long) as per code of practice
  • Wellington or full legength water repellent boots with a good grip and must have steel toe cap
  • Calculator (not on a mobile phone)
  • Stop watch
  • Notepad and Pen
Entry Requirements:

PA1
PA6

Dates & Location:

Date: TBC

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Location: Plumpton College

Duration:

half day plus separate assessment.

Costs:

£115 plus mandatory £138 exam fee

*please note NPTC registration fees will be increasing from 1st April 2017*

Facilities

Come and discover our excellent agriculture facilities at Plumpton - set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs. You’ll find the latest state of the art equipment plus all the different types of farmland for you to experience here at Plumpton. 

  • Lots of space for you to work in

Our 780-hectare commercial farming estate gives you the opportunity to experience different livestock and arable farming.

  • The latest equipment for you to discover

We’ve got a modern 300 cow dairy unit complete with 36:36 Herringbone milking parlour where you’ll gain hands-on experience.

  • An extensive range of livestock for you to experience

You’ll get to work with our Sussex beef cattle, sow pig unit plus our extensively managed flock of 550 sheep.

  • The perfect environment for you to study

You’ll enjoy practical lessons where you’ll gain hands-on farming experience in our modern classrooms and farming sites.

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