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Pesticide applicator license training and testing set
JON GERSBACH
Extension Agent
Any individuals interested in obtaining their Private Pesticide Applicator License to buy and apply certain restricted pesticides will have an opportunity to complete the training and take the licensing test on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the FIRM Center in Cameron across from the Milam County Extension Office. The cost of the training is $35 and includes the training manual, associated study materials and refreshments.

The training will begin at 9 a.m. and pre-registration is required. We must have a minimum of 15 participants in order to hold the testing. If you have purchased the book from another county office, or have one from a neighbor, the cost of the training is $10. This must be paid prior to the date of the training.

The training will last three hours. There will be a one hour break for lunch, at which time you will have the opportunity to take the license test. The test takes approximately one-half to two hours to complete. It is strongly recommended that you register and pick up the training aids at least two weeks prior to the training to prepare for the exam.

This license, once received, will allow the holder to purchase, apply and directly supervise the application of regulated pesticides for agricultural production on land owned, leased, rented or controlled by you or your operation.

If you are applying these products for others for a fee, or for a school or other institution, you will need a different license.

Some commonly used regulated products include the pasture herbicides Grazon and Weedmaster, as well as any products containing the active ingredients 2,4d and dicamba, require this license.

If you have additional questions, or would like to register, please contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254-697-7045.


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