Private Pesticide Application Training- Online in December- Hosted by Dhruba Dhakal


The private pesticide applicator license issued by the Missouri Dept of Agriculture is required for producers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides. Application by unlicensed workers under the supervision of licensed applicators will no longer be allowed. Agricultural producers needing to obtain or renew certification of this license must take this pesticide safety training every five years. You must be 18 years of age and directly involved in the production of agricultural commodities to obtain this license.

We are working diligently with the Missouri Department of Agriculture to update our pesticide safety education program to meet new state and federal requirements, and to bring you the cutting-edge information needed to navigate these unprecedented times. In response to COVID-19, our in-person training sessions will have masks and sanitizer available for those who wish to use them. We plan to offer both virtual and in-person events this season to better meet your needs. We look forward to working with you to prosper Missouri as we race toward our 2030 goal of doubling this state's agriculture at #2xAg2030!

Each farm must have a copy of the M87 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual, which can be purchased for $25 online ( Please have this manual with you during training.

This class does not include the annual training required to apply synthetic auxin herbicides (i.e. dicamba) given by the registrants. See for more information.

This training also does not include the supplemental training required to apply paraquat dichloride. For more information see

Cost: Free

Contact: Dhruba Dhakal, [email protected], 573-581-3231

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