Private pesticide applicator training rescheduled to March 28
A forecast of severe winter weather has caused officials with Greene County Extension to reschedule the private pesticide applicator training that was planned for Feb. 21 in Springfield. There were 45 people registered for the class.
The training has now been moved to 6 p.m. on March 28 at the Greene County Extension office located in the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.
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 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 Brie Menjoulet, 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 or close family so if a current edition (2007) of the reference manual is already available to you, please bring it with you when you recertify," said Menjoulet.
Pre-registration is required by March 22. 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.