Thursday, February 27, 2014

Private Pesticide Applicator Training in Webster County on March 4

Contact: Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist
Headquartered in Webster County
Tel: (417) 859-2044

MARSHFIELD, Mo. – A private pesticide applicator training class will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, in the conference room of the Webster County Extension Center on South Highway A (next to City Hall), in Marshfield. This training is open to all producers of agricultural commodities, 18 years of age or older.

To attend this training session, call the Webster County Extension Center at 417 859 2044 or send an email to to reserve a seat; space is limited.

The training class is only offered once a year in Webster County and is conducted face-to-face with an instructor. Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of restricted-use pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license.

“This training class will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase or use restricted-use pesticides for five years,” said Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist with University of Missouri Extension. Sarah Kenyon, an agronomy specialist with MU Extension, will be teaching the class.

There is no cost for the training, but there is a $12 cost for the required M87 Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, payable at the class. The manual may be shared among members of the same household or close family.

“If a current edition (2007 or later) of the manual is already available to you, please bring it with you when you recertify. You will not be required to purchase another copy of the manual in this situation,” said Schultheis.

This pesticide applicator training class is provided as a cooperative effort of the Webster County Commission and Webster County University of Missouri Extension Council.


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