Private Pesticide Applicator Training - Online - Hosted by Dhruba Dhakal


As University of Missouri continues to keep public health a priority, face to face private pesticide applicator training has been suspended. At this time, MU Extension is offering virtual training through a live Zoom meeting as an option. This will meet EPA and MO Dept of Ag requirements. 

The private pesticide applicator license issued by the Missouri Dept of Agriculture is required for producers wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides. 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. 

Each farm must have a copy of the M87 Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual, which can be purchased for $25 online here (

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

Register online and provide an email address. Once registered you will be emailed a link to attend the virtual training.

Cost: Free

Contact: Dhruba Dhakal, [email protected], 573-51-3231 

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