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Programme Details
Programme Name
Boom Sprayer Pesticide Application QQI Level 5, 5N1797
Programme Code
Programme Aim
This programme has been designed to help enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply crop pesticides using a boom sprayer in accordance's with legislations and recommended safety practices
3 Days
Credit Value
5 Credits
Horticulture 5M2586
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
Participants applying for this award should hold a level 4 and/or have relevant life and work experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to advise of any special learning requirements on application/registration
QQILevel 5 in Plant Identification and Use
60% Skills Demonstration and 40% Examination
Programme Content
  • Describe how infestations of pests affect crop growth and reduce quality and the range of pest control methods available
  • Explain the terminology used to categorise pesticides
  • Summarise laws and regulations
  • Explain the principles of application technology necessary for the proper application of pesticides
  • Interpret pesticide label information , make up a pesticide spray mix in accordance with good practice, apply a pesticide mix with a boom sprayer, store a boom sprayer and personal protective equipment
  • Prepare boom sprayer for work, including calibration
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