Pesticide applicator training begins in January

  • Published: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension offers training for commercial pesticide applicators January-March 2023.

The online training certifies licensed commercial pesticide applicators. Commercial licenses are valid for three years.

MU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program coordinator Sam Polly recommends that applicators look at their license to determine if they need to recertify this year.

The one-day classes include core training and category-specific training centered on the participant’s main area of work with pesticides.

The classes run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants must have a valid email address and access to a computer.

Dates and topics:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 10. General structure, termite, fumigation, wood products.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11. Ag plant, ag animal, seed treatment.
  • Thursday, Jan. 12. Forest, aquatic and public health.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18. Ornamental turf, right of way and forest.
  • Thursday, Jan. 19. Ag plant, general structure, termite and wood products.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24. Ag plant, ornamental/turf, aquatic, right of way.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25. General structure, termite, fumigation and public health.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26. Ag animal, ornamental/turf, seed treatment, right of way.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15. Ag plant, ornamental/turf, right of way, general structure and termite.
  • Thursday, March 9. Ag plant, ornamental/turf, right of way, general structure and termite.

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