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Chemicals used in PHC

Discussion in 'Plant Health' started by Greenbrick, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Greenbrick

    Greenbrick New Member

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    Hi,

    I was offered a job as a Plant Health Care tec. with Davey Tree in the Chicago region. I have a background in organic agriculture so I am new to the tree care industry. I want to take the position as I love working outdoors and learning about plant care. My main concern is how often I will have to be handling restricted chemicals. I've got my State Pesticide Operators License and understand the use of PPE, but it would help if I knew if handling restricted (dangerous) chemicals is one of the main things that I will be doing or something that I will have to do only a fraction of the time.

    Does anyone have any input from working as a PHC Tec. or with Davey Tree as a company?
    Any input would be helpful, thanks!
     
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    Ask then what products you would be using (and how often) and look them up. I think that is a more than fair question during the interview process.

    I'm guessing there will be a lot of chemical handling - especially as a tech instead of sales.

    Restricted doesn't always mean "dangerous"... sometimes those restrictions are to protect the environment.
     
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    Dbodave ArboristSite Member

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    Always read the product label of what you are handling. Only use the product if it is listed for control of the target pest. Most of the violations/ environmental disasters come from using products inappropriately. Linden trees and imidacloprid come to mind.
     
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