Chemigation trainings scheduled in Imperial, Stratton, McCook
Chemigation training will be held in two locations in the SW4 extension area and one in McCook. Pre-registration is recommended for meeting attendance to ensure enough materials for attendees.
The trainings are scheduled as follows:
Feb. 16—1 p.m., Imperial Fairgrounds.
Feb. 23—1 p.m. Stratton Grandview Retirement Center.
March 10—1 p.m. McCook Fairgrounds, 4-H building.
Chemigation training is a requirement for agricultural producers to apply chemicals or fertilizer through their irrigation systems, says Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator for SW4.
The Nebraska Chemical Act requires anyone that applies chemicals though an irrigation system, whether that be through gaited pipe or center pivot systems, to take the chemigation training and become certified.
In order to become certified, producers need to register at their local extension office, attend training and pass a written test. It is recommended to review the chemigation materials prior to coming to the class, as passing the written test is a requirement of certification.
People taking the training for the first time will receive a chemigation notebook at the meeting.
There is no cost for the training, initial certification or for recertification.