Thursday, February 21, 2013

Private Pesticide Applicator Training in West Plains Feb. 28

Contact: Logan Wallace, livestock specialist
Tel: (417) 256-2391

A private pesticide applicator training session will be offered at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Howell County Extension Center, 217 Aid Ave., West Plains.

The training will last about 2.5 hours and a fee of $12 is charged to cover material costs.

Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of restricted-use pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license. Many commonly used pesticides require a private applicator license. These commonly used pesticides include: Grazon P+D, Tordon 22K, Surmount, Mustang Max, Warrior II, and many others.

The training will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase and use restricted-use pesticides on property owned or rented. Make sure to look at the expiration date on your licenses to see if you need to recertify.

Once the training is complete, Missouri Department of Agriculture will issue a license that is good for five years. Individuals wishing to attend must be 18 years of age or older.

Individuals unable to attend the training class can receive their license by watching a video at your local Extension Office. Please call the office to schedule a time.

Seating for the in-person training is limited, so pre-registration is required. Those interested should call to reserve a space at (417) 256-2391.

Training sessions may be offered in surrounding counties, contact your local MU Extension office to find the program nearest you.


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