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David Burton
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2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

January 19, 2018

Private Pesticide Applicator
Training in West Plains Feb. 6

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — A private pesticide applicator training session will be offered at 6:00 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Howell County Extension Center, 1376 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains.

The training will last about 3 hours. Cost for the training is $25 per person.

Missouri law requires all purchasers and users of restricted-use pesticides to attend a training session to be certified for a private applicators license. Many commonly used pesticides require a private applicator license.

These commonly used pesticides include: Grazon P+D, Tordon 22K, Surmount, Mustang Max, Warrior II, and many others. The training will allow individuals to recertify or receive initial training to be licensed to purchase and use restricted-use pesticides on property owned or rented.

"Make sure to look at the expiration date on your licenses to see if you need to recertify," said Sarah Kenyon, agronomy specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

Once the training is complete, Missouri Department of Agriculture will issue a license that is good for five years. Individuals wishing to attend must be 18 years of age or older.

Individuals unable to attend the training class may contact their local extension center and schedule a time to view the training video. There is a $25 fee for all licenses issued. Please call the office to schedule a time.

Those interested in doing the group class should call to reserve a space at (417) 256-2391. Training sessions are being offered in surrounding counties too so contact the nearest MU Extension office to find the program nearest you.

Source: Sarah Kenyon, (417) 256-2391

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