Line maintenance: Utility vegetation management
The DuPont Crop Protection land management business unit has introduced the first three in a series of learning modules that address stewardship best practices to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day herbicide, insecticide and fungicide use.
WILMINGTON, Del.—Substation maintenance: The DuPont Crop Protection land management business unit has introduced the first three in a series of learning modules that address stewardship best practices to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of day-to-day herbicide, insecticide and fungicide use. The Learning Series is a set of easy-to-use, 15- to 20-minute self-directed training modules that are available online 24/7. Pesticide applicators can access the Learning Series online at www.landmanagement.dupont.com/stewardship.
"Product stewardship requires constant collaboration between manufacturers and land managers and utility foresters to responsibly manage vegetation," said Brenda Franke, land management business unit leader, DuPont Crop Protection. "Our business is about more than creating innovative products that help enhance public safety and improve crew productivity. We also have a responsibility to collaborate with stakeholders, informing and educating them on sound stewardship principles to minimize environmental impact and preserve natural resources."
The training modules provide deeper knowledge and awareness of pesticide product stewardship. Three modules are currently available and future modules will discuss topics including emergency response and preparedness, regulatory compliance and recordkeeping.
The first three modules cover these topics:
· Understanding Pesticide Product Labels – Learn about the purpose and importance of pesticide product labels, product label types and contents;
· Handling, Storing and Transporting Pesticides – Review product stewardship best practices related to handling pesticides, pesticide storage and transportation; and
· Mixing and Loading Pesticides and Disposing of Pesticide Containers – Learn techniques for proper pesticide mixing and loading, and procedures for disposing of pesticide containers.
DuPont Crop Protection introduced the Learning Series as part of its ongoing commitment to understand the needs of land managers and develop reliable solutions that help meet the challenges of a growing world in a sustainable manner.