Right of Way Pest Control Certification
All persons using pesticides professionally in Connecticut must possess an up-to-date certificate issued by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Applicants for the right of way certificate are expected to possess a working knowledge of the kinds of operations performed on a right of way and the reasons for performing them. Outlined below are areas in which applicants should be proficient.
Each applicant should be able to:
identify the plants listed below:
Ash Honeysuckle, Japanese Aspen Ivy, poison Barberry, common Juniper Birch Laurel, mountain Blackberries & raspberries Maples Brier, common green Oaks Cherry, wild Pines Creeper, Virginia Ragweed, common Dogwoods Ragweed, giant Elderberry Roses Elms Sassafras Grapes, wild & cultivated Sumac Hickory Willows Honeysuckle, bush
- demonstrate a practical knowledge of problems such as runoff, drift, excessive foliage destruction, and general hazards within and outside the right of way;
- demonstrate a practical knowledge of the specialized equipment and application techniques used in right of way pest control; and
demonstrate a working knowledge of the nature of the herbicides used including but not limited to:
|bromacil (Hyvar X)||metasulfuron-methyl (Escort)|
|chlorsulfuron (Telar)||oryzalin (Surflan)|
|dicamba (Banvel)||paclobutrazol (Clipper)|
|Dichlorprop (Weedone 2,4-DP)||picloram (Tordon)|
|Diuron (Karmex)||prometon (Pramitol)|
|fosamine (Krenite)||sodium chlorate|
|glyphosate (Accord, Rodeo, Roundup)||sulfometuron-methyl (Oust)|
|hexazinone (Velpar)||tebuthiuron (Spike)|
|imazapyr (Arsenal, Chopper)||triclopyr (Garlon 3a,4)|
Reference Material for Right of Way Examination
Right of Way Pest Control Training Manual. Category 6. Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Right of Way Pest Control. A Guide for Commercial Applicators. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1-pp. Pesticide Control, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106. No charge.
A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs by G. A. Petrides. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA 02107
Forest, Rights-of-Way and Industrial Herbicides by Harvey Holt. 1987. Pesticide Control, DEEP, 79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106. No charge.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Pesticide Management Program at (860) 424-3369 or write to:
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance
Pesticide Management Program
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Content Last Updated on November 27, 2018