Private Study Materials

Private Applicator Study Materials

Below is a listing of the study materials available 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.

Some educators choose to keep hard copies on hand, while others print them out and may charge a printing fee.  It is up to the county to determine what they charge and what study materials they have on hand.  Core and Category 1 is availalbe to purchase via OSU Extension Publications.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

  • Greenhouse Study Guide: This study guide was written for commercial greenhouse applicators, but will help private applicators study for the private greenhouse exam. Disregard chapter 1. Just study chapters 2 - 10.
  • 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.

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7 - Specialty Uses - Application of restricted-use pesticides, except fumigants, for purposes not covered in categories 1-6.  Includes wood preservation, aqua culture, seed treatment, sod production, tobacco, hops, ponds and non-cropland areas.

There is no study manual for this category.

 Additional Resources


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
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