Pesticide training program on tap for March 12

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Due to inclement weather, the private pesticide training program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 12 in the courtroom of the historic Barry County Courthouse, located on the square in Cassville.

Attendees have the option of attending one of two scheduled classes. The first will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and the second will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to register with the Barry County Extension Office at 417-847-3161.

Missouri requires all purchasers and handlers of restricted-use pesticides for private use to attend a training session in order to receive their certification. The license is good for five years.

The training is open to producers of agricultural commodities who need to obtain a private pesticide license and those who need to renew their existing license.

There is no cost for the training, although attendees are required to purchase the Missouri Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual at a cost of $15. Those who own the manual can bring their copy to the session and be exempt from the purchase.

Tim Schnackenberg, University of Missouri agriculture/rural developmental specialist in Galena, will be the instructor for theses sessions. The program is sponsored by the Barry County University of Missouri Extension Council and the Barry County Commission.

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