In Alabama, more than 75% of people working with the statewide vegetation management program are certified. The maintenance division of the highway department holds an annual winter training program for about 200 employees from 41 districts. A major focus of the program - about a third of the one-day session - is personal and environmental safety. By training employees, the department has few complaints from the public. In addition to passing a certification test, an applicator must accrue three years of the annual training meetings for recertification. The training program stresses the importance of scouting the landscape before an application crew begins a spray operation. The crews can identify potential problems, such as weeds, environmental concerns, and adjacent crops to be avoided. The program also emphasizes the need to keep careful records.

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  • Accession Number: 00485317
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  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM