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Publication #ENY-919

Pesticide Safety Miniposter: Apply the Correct Amount1

R. W. Baldwin, S. K. Hill, Philip Koehler, J. C. Medley and W. Walker2

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Pest managers must know the proper amount of pesticide product to apply. This poster acquaints new pest control technicians with the basic process of following label instructions to properly dilute pesticides, and it walks technicians through two types of basic equipment calibration. The poster has quick response (QR) codes that link smartphones to online videos illustrating each step in applying the correct amount of pesticides.

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This document is ENY-919, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date August 2012. Reviewed September 2015. Visit the EDIS website at


R. W. Baldwin, assistant professor; S. K. Hill, graduate assistant; Philip Koehler, endowed professor; J. C. Medley, communications specialist; Entomology and Nematology Department; and W. Walker, senior pest control technician, Department of Housing and Residence Education; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Use pesticides safely. Read and follow directions on the manufacturer's label.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.