Private Pesticide Applicator Initial Training, Cut Bank MT


Private Pesticide Applicator Initial Training scheduled for February 17, 2016 in Cut Bank

An initial private pesticide applicator training will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Cut Bank Elks Lodge (18 S. Central Ave.) in Cut Bank, Montana, and beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Individuals must be licensed as a private applicator prior to purchasing and using restricted use pesticides (RUPs) on land that they or their employers own, rent or lease. For applicators to obtain their initial applicator license, they must either attend a private pesticide applicator initial training or pass a 50 question open book graded Montana Private Applicator Certification Exam at their local extension office.

The training will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and should end around 5:00 p.m. following the Montana Private Applicator Certification exam. Topics covered throughout the day will include details on the private pesticide license, reading the pesticide product label, pertinent pesticide laws, pesticides in the environment, pesticide safety, integrated pest management, and sprayer calibration.  Training will be provided by MSU Extension and Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) personnel including Kari Lewis, Jesse Fulbright, Rose Malisani, Tyler Lane, Cecil Tharp, and Michaela Hystad (MDA). 

Individuals who have a current private applicator license will receive 6 private applicator recertification credits. Individuals not currently holding a private applicator license will be licensed as private applicators at the program. 

The cost of the class is $25 which covers lunch and class materials, and may be paid on site.  Currently certified applicators can attend the training for $10 which will include lunch.  Participants do need to register to Glacier County Extension, 873-2239 or by February 10.  Questions may be directed to Kari Lewis, MSU Extension-Glacier county agent at 873-2239.


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