Crop Advisor - official definition
A crop advisor is defined as any person who is assessing pest numbers, damage, pesticide distribution, or the status or requirements of agricultural plants.
*Certified crop advisors are exempt from certain responsibilities under the WPS
if the pesticide application is completed and all of the following conditions are
- The crop advisor is certified or licensed as a crop advisor by a program
acknowledged as appropriate in writing by the EPA, or a State or Tribal
agency responsible for pesticide enforcement.
- The certification or licensing program must include pesticide safety training
that has all the information required of WPS handlers as applicable
depending on the date of training. See Appendix B: Worker Protection Standard Criteria.
- Only crop advising tasks are performed in the treated area.
*Taken from the How-to-Comply Manual, Chapter 6, page 93