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Private Applicator Study Materials

Below is a listing of the study materials available for your to prepare for the private applicator exams. Some of the study materials are available from your county OSU Extension Office. Others can be downloaded from this website.

NOTE: Please be sure to call your local OSU Extension office before stopping by. This allows the office to make sure they have the materials on hand for when you stop in. Some offices may have to order materials, which can 2-3 weeks time. Thank you!

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Core Information

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

1 - Grain and Cereal Crops - Application of restricted-use pesticides, except fumigants, to agronomic field crops including, but not limited to, corn, grain, sorghums, other small grains, soybeans, and sweet corn.

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

Additional References Below (More in-depth on subject matters)

2 - Forage Crops and Livestock - Application of restricted-use pesticides, except fumigants, to crops grown primarily for use as hay, forage, fodder, or ensilage, and includes, but not limited to, such crops as corn and legumes, and to domestic animals which are held as agricultural commodities and their quarters.

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

  • Forage and Livestock Study Guide (OSU Bulletin 821-2)

Additional References Below (More in-depth on subject matters)

3 - Fruit and Vegetable Crops - Application of restricted-use pesticides, except fumigants, to orchard fruit crops, and small fruits including, but not limited to, strawberries, brambles, and grapes, field-grown vegetables, sugar beets, sweet corn, and other horticultural crops grown primarily for human consumption.

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

  • Draft: Fruit and Vegetable Study Guide (OSU Bulletin 821-3)

Additional References Below (More in-depth on subject matters)

4 - Nursery and Forest Crops - Application of restricted-use pesticides, except fumigants, to commercial nursery crops including, but not limited to, trees, shrubs, grasses, and herbaceous plants produced for replanting for their ornamental value or for future fruit production; and tree crops produced for use as Christmas trees or for their utilitarian value; and application of specialty uses.

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

  • Nursery and Forest Crops Study Guide
  • Calibrating Boom Sprayers for Forestry Herbicide Application, F-21

Additional References Below (More in-depth on subject matters)

5 - Greenhouse Crops - Applications of restricted-use pesticides, except fumigants, to crops grown for food production or ornamental value under an impervious surface large enough to permit worker entry.

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

Additional References Below (More in-depth on subject matters)

6 - Fumigation - Application of restricted-use fumigants to soil, grain storage, greenhouse areas or any other confined areas.

Recommended Materials (Most helpful to prepare for exam)

Additional References Below (More in-depth on subject matters)

Additional References

Additional Core References (More in-depth on subject matters)

Additional Grain and Ceral Crop References (More in-depth on subject matters)

      • Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Alfalfa Field Guide (OSU Bulletin 827)
      • Weed Control Guide for Ohio Field Crops (OSU Bulletin 789)

Additional Forage Crop and Livestock References (More in-depth on subject matters)

      • Weed Control Guide for Ohio Field Crops (OSU Bulletin 789)
      • Insect Pests of Field Crops
      • Field Crop Disease Management (OSU Bulletin 631PP)
      • Livestock and Livestock Building Pest Management (OSU Bulletin 473)
      • Poultry Pest Management (OSU Bulletin 853)

Additional Fruit and Vegetable crop References (More in-depth on subject matters)

      • Midwest Tree Fruit Handbook, (OSU Bulletin 506A)
      • Midwest Small Fruit Pest Management Handbook (OSU Bulletin 861)
      • Midwest Vegetable Production Guide (Product Code: 948)

Additional Nursery and Forest Crop References (More in-depth on subject matters)

Additional Greenhouse Crop References (More in-depth on subject matters)

Additional Fumigation References (More in-depth on subject matters)

**This publication is only available from your local county Extension office.
List of county offices and phone numbers.