|Private pesticide training set for March 23 in Trenton|
An additional training date for individuals that need to renew their Private Pesticide Certification has been set in Trenton on March 23 at 10 a.m. in the Hitchcock County Courthouse.
This date will also allow those wishing to get their initial certification to achieve that. The certification is required for those people that wish to buy and/use federally restricted pesticides.
Restricted pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and rodenticides that are on the federal list.
The certification is good for three years when re-certification is required. There have also been some changes in the fee structure and requirements for those being either re- or initially certified.
This is one of the last dates in the Southwest Nebraska area to attend a Pesticide training this year, according to Extension officials.
The training consists of watching presentations and discussion on several issues.
There is a $30 per person training cost for initial or renewal certification.
For those recertifying, bring both copies of the letter that was sent from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to the training. This letter will be the form that goes into the state for your certification. If you do not bring the letter with you, you will be required fill out new forms.
For those unable to attend any of the training dates, self-study packets are available at local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension offices. The cost of the self-study course is $60 payable at the time the course is completed.
Following the certification meeting the information about who completed the course (either at a meeting or self-study) and is certified is sent to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Once certified, applicators need to become licensed. A billing statement will be sent from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for the license fee. The cost for a three-year private applicator license is $25. After the NDA receives payment they will issue the license.
Applicators will not be able to purchase or apply pesticides until the license has been issued the NDA.
Contact the local University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office for further information.