Weed Control - 3 day Skills Course

Weed control course - Students will learn about the classification and grouping of pesticides in terms of hazards and safety practices, combat problem plants and control vegetation by use of herbicides.

Weed Control

Weed registration Form

Based on SAQA Unit Standards:

  • Classify pesticides in terms of hazards and safety considerations
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the classification of pesticides
  • Pictograms on colour codes on pesticide labels
  • The hazards and precautions printed on labels of pesticide containers
  • The formulations of pesticides
  • Toxicity versus hazardousness in relation to active ingredients
  • Combat problem plants
  • Identify all key problem plant species
  • Apply the appropriate control methods safely and accurately
  • Operate and maintain equipment used in the control of problem plants
  • Keep records of treated areas by means of a recognized method
  • Carry out appropriate follow-up procedures
  • Control vegetation by use of herbicides
  • Inspect area to be treated with herbicides and identify obstructions / hazards
  • Identify and procure protective clothing, road signs and traffic control devices
  • Calculate material quantities, procure material and store
  • Execute work in a cost effective and safe manner