Friday, March 08, 2013

Pesticide Applicator Training in Cassville, Taneyville and Mt. Vernon During March

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Tel: (417) 357-6812

Pesticide applicator training sessions have been scheduled in three area towns according to Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Two sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, in Cassville at the courthouse commissioner’s room. One will training starts at 1:30 p.m. and the other will start at 6 p.m. in the same location in Cassville. Participants can choose which session to attend and both sessions will last about three hours.

Another pesticide applicator training is scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, March 14, in Taney County at the Taneyville Municipal Building.

In Lawrence County, the training will start at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon.

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 and those who need to recertify their license. There is a charge of $15 for the purchase of the training materials, payable at the door.

Schnakenberg suggests that 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.

Contact the Barry County extension center at (417) 847-3161 to preregister in Cassville.

For information on the Taney County training, call the Taney County Extension Center at (417) 546-4431.

For information on the Lawrence County training, call the Lawrence County Extension Center at (417) 466-3102.

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


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