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Safe Application of Pesticides in Tree Stumps – PA6PP

1/2 Day

Safe Application of Pesticides in Tree Stumps – PA6PP Training Course

Half Day PA6 Pesticide Plugs in Tree Stumps training to prepare candidate for the City & Guilds NPTC practical assessment. PA6PP has been developed for the use in stumps to prevent regrowth. It can be used on stumps such as buddleia, rhododendrons etc. It is particularly useful to treat stumps in difficult to access areas where returning to deal with regrowth is an issue. This method can be used when it is raining, snowing and even frost without run off as the application method ensures that the product is retained within the stump.


  • Legal Requirements
  • Basics of Pesticide Plug Use
  • Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
  • How Pesticide Plugs Work
  • Preparation of the Equipment needed for working with Pesticide Plugs
  • Pesticide Plugs
  • Calibrating the number of Pesticide Plugs to be used
  • Application in or near water
  • Preparation, Insertion and Site Work
  • Decontamination and Storage


  • Use pesticides safely, applied with appropriate application equipment
  • Identify and select nozzles and carry out machine calibration
  • Operate equipment within legislation and codes of practice
  • Clean equipment and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers
  • Identify and rectify faults and recognise when spraying is inadvisable


Protective Equipment:

All candidates must have personal protective equipment which must display a CE mark, consisting of:

  • Disposable Coveralls: can be a single piece suit or combination of garments, with or without hood, which covers the entire body protection Type: 5/6 particle & limited splash EN 13982 5/6
  • Face shield Splash rated EN 166
  • Nitrile gloves300mm long & minimum 0.5mm thickness EN 374
  • Wellington or water-repellent boots with a good grip (preferably with steel toe cap protection) EN 20345
  • Please bring a calculator (not a mobile phone)


Candidates over 16 years, Achieved Foundation Unit PA1 and be able to interpret information on product label


All of our courses can be accredited by either NPTC or LANTRA, depending on the level of accreditation you require

Ground Crop Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA2A)
Broadcast Air Assisted Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA3)
Granule Applicator (PA4G)
Slug Pellets (PA4S)
Hand-held Applicator - knapsack (PA6A)
Hand-held Applicator – knapsack in or near water (PA6AW)
Hand-held Pesticide Injection Equipment (PA6INJ)

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