Pesticide applicator training offered Feb. 6 in WP
A private pesticide applicator training session will be offered at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd. in West Plains.
The training will last about three hours. The cost is $25 per person.
Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of restricted-use pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicator license. Many commonly used pesticides require a private applicator license, including 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.
Sarah Kenyon, agronomy specialist with the University of Missouri Extension, reminds area residents to “look at the expiration date on your licenses to see if you need to recertify.”
Once the training is complete, the 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 may contact their local extension center and schedule a time to view the training video. A $25 fee is charged for all licenses issued. In Gainesville, call the extension office at 679-3525 to schedule a time.
Those interested in doing the group class in West Plains should call 417-256-2391 to reserve a space. Training sessions are also being offered in other counties; contact the Ozark County extension office for more information.