Reading a Pesticide/ Herbicide Label Diseases and Control
Question? • Why do we need to know how to read pesticide / herbicide labels? • Would there be danger in applying pesticides / herbicides without labels? • Are some pesticides / herbicides more harmful than others? How would you find out?
Objectives • Identify the parts of a pesticide / herbicide label • Identify the different formulations of pesticides / herbicides • Identify signal words • Identify storage and disposal • Identify use directions and purpose
Use Classification Use Classification 1st Box • Specifies use of particular pesticide and clarifies restrictions
Chemical, Formulation, Ingredients • Chemical name • Formulation • Ingredients
Names, Numbers, Content Net Contents
Create Your Own Label • Take out a Sheet of Paper and use your handout as a guide (do not copy it!) • Construct a unique pesticide or herbicide label • Your label can be serious or silly but it must be thorough and contain all of the parts outlined in your handout