Friday, February 15, 2013

Pesticide Applicator Training in Cassville and Galena Feb. 21 and Feb. 22

Pesticide applicator training sessions are scheduled for Cassville and Galena, Mo. on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 respectively according to Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The training in Cassville will be offered twice, once at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Commissioner’s Room at the Barry County courthouse. Participants can choose which session to attend and all sessions will last about three hours.

Another program is scheduled for 1p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in Galena at the Stone County Library.

Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of Restricted-Use pesticides for private use to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license. The license is good for five years. This training is open to producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years of age or older, who need to receive a private pesticide license or need to recertify their license.

There is a charge of $15 for the purchase of the training materials, payable at the door.

“Pesticide applicators should be looking at their licenses for the expiration date to see if they need to recertify or attend a training session if it has expired. This type of training is required to recertify licenses,” said Schnakenberg.

Contact the Stone County extension center for questions regarding the training in Galena by calling 417-357-6812. Cassville participants should preregister by calling the Barry County extension center at 417-847-3161.

These pesticide applicator training sessions are provided by the County Commissions and the University of Missouri Extension Councils.

There will also be training sessions offered on March 14, 1 p.m., in Taneyville and March 15, 1 p.m., at the Southwest Research Center in Mt. Vernon. Call 417-357-6812 for information regarding those sessions.


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