Friday, August 23, 2013

Private Pesticide Applicator Training in Springfield Oct. 17

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

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A private pesticide applicator training session will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Greene County Extension office located in the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield. 

Under Missouri law, this training provides certification to obtain a Private Pesticide Applicators License for Missouri agricultural producers and will also count for recertification requirements by the state.  The training will not certify for commercial application licenses.  

“This three hour training program will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase or use restricted-use pesticides for five years,” said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension and instructor for the class.

This training is open to producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years of age or older.

Participants will be required to purchase the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual for $12 and pay a small materials fee for a total class fee of $15.

“The reference manual can be shared among members of the same household so if a current edition (M87 printed 2007) of the Missouri Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual is already available to you, please bring it with you when you recertify,” said Schnakenberg.

Pre-registration is required by Oct. 11. Persons interested in attending should call (417) 881-8909 to reserve a space. 

This pesticide applicator training session is provided by the Greene County Commission and University of Missouri Extension Council.


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