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1

Define active ingredient.

a. in the case of a pesticide other than a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant, an ingredient that prevents, destroys, repels, or mitigates a pest
b. in the case of a regulator, an ingredient that through physiological action accelerates or retards the rate of growth or rate of maturation or otherwise alters the behavior of an ornamental or crop plant or the product of an ornamental or crop plant
c. in the case of a defoliant, an ingredient that causes leaves or foliage to drop from a plant
d. in the case of a desiccant, an ingredient that artificially accelerates the drying of plant tissue
e. all of the above

e. all of the above (a. in the case of a pesticide other than a plant regulator, defoliant, or desiccant, an ingredient that prevents, destroys, repels, or mitigates a pest b. in the case of a regulator, an ingredient that through physiological action accelerates or retards the rate of growth or rate of maturation or otherwise alters the behavior of an ornamental or crop plant or the product of an ornamental or crop plant c. in the case of a defoliant, an ingredient that causes leaves or foliage to drop from a plant d. in the case of a desiccant, an ingredient that artificially accelerates the drying of plant tissue)

2

When an active ingredient is a dessicant, what does the dessicant do to the plant tissue?

a. causes leaves or foliage to drop from a plant
b. artificially accelerates the drying of plant tissue
c. makes it hold water
d. none of the above

b. artificially accelerates the drying of plant tissue

3

Define department.

a. department of agriculture
b. department of horticulture
c. department of health

a. department of agriculture

4

Define equipment.

a. a pressurized hand-sized household apparatus used to apply a pesticide or any equipment or contrivance for which the person applying the pesticide is the source of power or energy used in making the pesticide application
b. any type of ground, water, or aerial equipment or contrivance employing motorized, mechanical, or pressurized power and used to apply a pesticide to land or to anything that may be inhibiting or growing or stored on or in the land
c. neither a or b
d. both a and b

b. any type of ground, water, or aerial equipment or contrivance employing motorized, mechanical, or pressurized power and used to apply a pesticide to land or to anything that may be inhibiting or growing or stored on or in the land

5

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is the federal law that regulates pesticides nationwide. State laws and regulations can be more restrictive (or more stringent) than this act.

true or false

true

6

Define label

means the written, printed, or graphic matter on or attached to a pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappers

7

Define "Labeling".

means a label or any other written, printed or graphic matter prepared by a registrant:
(A) accompanying the pesticide or device at any time; or
(B) to which reference is made on a label or in literature accompanying or referring to a pesticide or device, except accurate, nonmisleading references made to a current official publication of a federal or state institution or agency authorized by law to conduct research in the field of pesticide.

8

Define land.

means any land or water area, including airspace, and any plant, animal, structure, building, contrivance, or machinery, whether fixed or mobile, appurtenant to or situated on a land or water area or airspace, including any used for transportation.

9

Define license use category. (see list at §7.21(a)(b))

means a classification of pesticide use based on the subject, method or place of pesticide application.

10

What is a substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate any pest or any substance or mixture of substances intended for use a plant regulator, defoliant or dessicant?

Pesticide

11

Explain the difference between a pesticide, an insecticide and a herbicide (common knowledge).

???

12

Explain the difference a Restricted-Use Pesticide and a State -Limited Use Pesticide and tell which classification is given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (see definition).

Restricted-Use Pesticide means a pesticide classified as a restricted-use pesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency.
State-Limited Use Pesticide - means a pesticide classified for restricted or limited use by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) for the entire state or for a designated area within the state.

13

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) may each adopt rules related to water quality. Are these rules more stringent from one agency or the other?

idk

14

Name the lead agency for pesticide regulation in Texas. (see cover published by the _____________ ________ ____ _______)

Texas Department of Agriculture

15

What does TDA, TNRCC, TDH, TSPCB (SPCB) stand for? (Know these regulatory agencies and their acronyms.)

TDA - Texas Department of Agriculture
TNRCC - Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
TDH - Texas Department of State Health
TSPCB (SPCB) - Texas Structural Pest Control Board (Structural Pest Control Board)

16

Name the federal agency with jurisdiction over use and regulation of pesticides in the U.S.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

17

Is it necessary for the re-entry requirements and pre-harvest intervals on labels be consistent with federal regulations? (EPA = rule; TDA = enforcement

i

18

The restricted entry interval required by state or federal law or regulation may not be the same as the restricted entry interval required on the label but which ever is longest must always be observed.

r

19

Whenever there is a probable cause to believe that serious contamination of water has occurred are the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) required to notify each other?

yes

20

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) determines what information must be on all pesticide labels (including appropriate warnings, information, and symbols, etc.) (labeling and label requirements)

k

21

Summarize the types of information that must be on the pesticide label.

name under which it is distributed, name and percentages of active ingredients, total percentage of inert ingredients, directions for use, name of the manufacturer, lot or batch identification and warning symbols or signs

22

Will the label always have the signal word "CAUTION"? If not, what other signal words might be on the label? (words not listed = common knowledge)

caution will not always be on the label, could be "warning", or any other caution word.

23

Will the percentage of each active ingredient always be on the label?

yes

24

Pesticides sold for application in Texas must be registered with the Texas Department of Agriculture?
True or false

True

25

When trying to meet a special local need (SLN), can the Texas Department of Agriculture register a pesticide for additional uses and methods of application not covered by federal registration but not inconsistent with federal law? True or false

True

26

Review the requirements for a Dealers license.

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27

Name the categories of pesticide application that would fall under the direct jurisdiction of the Texas Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) or the Texas Department of Health (TDH) rather than the Texas Department of Agriculture.

f

28

List three types of pesticide applicators who must comply with the Texas Pesticide Law and Pesticide and Herbicide Regulations.

commercial applicator
noncommerical applicator
private applicator

29

Under what conditions can a person use a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticide or regulated herbicide in a regulated county?

g

30

Name three types of applicators that are licensed by TDA. (more depth)

g