First-Time Pesticide Applicator Training Set March 27

Both pesticide applicator license training and testing will be done on the same day at this special program slated for Corsicana, Texas.

Published on: Mar 19, 2013

You have a golden opportunity to start new or catch back up on your continuing education units for your pesticide applicators license at a special training and testing program coming up soon.

On March 27 in Corsicana, Texas, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a special private pesticide applicator training for those who have never been licensed or others that have let their licenses expire for a year or longer.

This special training will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Navarro County Expo Center at 4021 W. Highway 22 in Corsicana.

The cost will be $60 for the training. That fee will include both the study manuals and refreshments, says Logan Lair, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Navarro County.

CONTROL BRUSH. A Navarro County, Texas producer sprays herbicide to control mesquite. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Logan Lair
CONTROL BRUSH. A Navarro County, Texas producer sprays herbicide to control mesquite. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Logan Lair

Lair explains that anyone using restricted-use, regulated or state-limited use pesticide on their property must be licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

"All Extension county offices conduct these trainings every year about this time," he says. "I just wanted to give our producers the option to take the training and testing all in one day."

Lair advises those that need to take the training to contact his office ahead of time to preregister and get copies of the manuals and associated worksheets.

"It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the material beforehand, but we won't turn anyone away who wants to register at the door on the day of the training," he says.

To preregister or for more information on the pesticide applicator license training, you can contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Navarro County at 903-654-3075 or you can contact Lair online at his Email address jllair@ag.tamu.edu.

"If you need any special accommodations or have dietary needs, please contact us by March 20 so we can consider your request," he adds.