Friday, February 15, 2013

Pesticide Applicator Training in Ozark Feb. 19

Contact: Dr. Gordon Carriker, agriculture business specialist
Headquartered in Christian County
Tel: (417) 581-3558

OZARK, Mo. – A Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered at the Christian County Extension Center in Ozark at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 and at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.

Persons interested in attending either of these trainings should call (417) 581-3558 in advance.

All purchasers and users of “Restricted-Use” pesticides in Missouri are required by law to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license. This training is open to producers of agricultural commodities who have not been certified, are seeking recertification, or have let their license expire.

Pest identification, application methods, chemical handling and storage, and other safety information are covered in this training program.

Checking the expiration date on your applicator license is just a good practice to get into at the beginning of the year according to Dr. Gordon Carriker, agriculture business specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

“The Missouri Department of Agriculture sent notices to producers whose applicator license will expire this year, but people move and mail gets lost, so it is just a good habit to get into early in the year,” said Carriker.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything.


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