Sarah Sivits, UNL Extension Educator, has set these dates for the 2018 Pesticide Trainings in Dawson County.
Dawson County Training/Certification Sessions:
- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. - noon
Dawson County Extension Office Meeting Room, Fairgrounds, Lexington
- Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - noon
Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center, 76252 Hwy 47, Gothenburg
Your prompt arrival at the re-certification meetings will be greatly appreciated, as regulations require your attendance at the entire session. Please bring a $30.00 check payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln or correct change, a pencil and the bar-coded postcard/letter sent to re-certifiers by the State of Nebraska. All sessions are approximately 3 hours long.
2018 Area Private Pesticide Trainings
2018 Area Private Pesticide Training Dates
February 14—Dawson County Extension Office, (Lexington), 9am
March 1—Monsanto Learning Center, (Gothenburg), 9am
**Chemigation Training: January 25—Younes Convention Center, (Kearney), 1pm**
February 13—Buffalo County Extension Office, (Kearney), 9am
March 6—Buffalo County Extension Office, (Kearney), 9am
March 6—Buffalo County Extension Office, (Kearney), 6:30pm
January 24—Community Building, (Sargent), 1pm
January 29—Community Building, (Ansley), 7pm
February 1—Senior Center, (Callaway), 1pm
February 7—4-H Building, (Broken Bow), 1pm
March 6—Community Center, (Curtis), 1pm
March 13—Fairgrounds, (Eustis), 1pm
February 14—Elwood Legion Hall, (Elwood), 9:30am
February 8 – Hall County Extension Office, (Grand Island), 9:00 am
March 8 – Hall County Extension Office, (Grand Island), 9:00 a.m.
January 25—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 1:30pm
March 8—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 1:30pm
April 5—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 9am
**Chemigation Training: March 8—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 9am**
**Chemigation Training: April 5—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 1pm**
**Chemigation Training: May 10—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 1pm**
**Chemigation Training: June 7—West Central Research & Extension Center, (North Platte), 1pm**
January 23—Phelps County Extension Office-Ag Center, (Holdrege), 9:30am
January 23—Phelps County Extension Office-Ag Center, (Holdrege), 1:30pm
February 27—Phelps County Extension Office-Ag Center, (Holdrege), 9:30am
**Chemigation Training: February 27—Phelps County Extension Office-Ag Center, (Holdrege), 1:30pm**
February 27—Phelps County Extension Office-Ag Center, (Holdrege), 6:30pm
**Chemigation Training: March 7—Phelps County Extension Office-Ag Center, (Holdrege), 1:30pm**
- Please RSVP for pre-registration to county office listed above.
- Other training sites available at http://pested.unl.edu/privateschedule.
If you have received a “bar-coded” letter from the NE Dept. of Agriculture about your need to re-certify, please bring this letter to the private applicator training session. This letter will save you time and may be substituted for the NDA “bubble” application form.
PLEASE NOTE: Upon completion of your private pesticide applicator training the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will receive your application form and then send you a billing invoice for the $25.00 state license fee. The license fee covers the 3-year certification period. Upon receipt of the license fee payment, the NDA will issue your pesticide license card to you. All dollars collected by the NDA in license fees are transferred for use by Nebraska Natural Resource Districts in their educational programs. Your NDA pesticide license card is required for the purchase and use of restricted use pesticides.
EXTENSION TRAINING AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATORS OF RUP DICAMBA
CONTACT: Clyde Ogg, Pesticide Safety Education Program Educator, 402-472-1632, firstname.lastname@example.org
Online training for Nebraska applicators who plan to use new restricted use pesticide (RUP) dicamba products now is available through Nebraska Extension.
Nebraska applicators completing the new training may apply Monsanto’s XtendiMax, DuPont’s FeXapan and BASF’s Engenia on genetically modified Xtend soybeans. These herbicides kill broadleaf weeds but not Xtend soybeans. Since soybeans also are broadleaf plants, problems arise when traditional, or non-Xtend soybeans, have dicamba-related injuries.
“All state-licensed applicators, either private or commercial and who plan to use the new products in 2018, must undergo new, label-required training before applying them,” said Clyde Ogg, pesticide extension educator and coordinator of Nebraska Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP). PSEP, along with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), spearheaded the new video training.
Unlicensed individuals who plan to apply the new products must have both the traditional NDA-issued license to apply RUPs, AND have proof they have taken the new NDA-approved RUP dicamba training, Ogg said.
Ogg said the dicamba training is designed to help applicators better protect traditional soybeans and other sensitive crops from damage caused by particle drift, tank contamination, temperature inversions and volatility. Also, the training will help applicators better understand the extensive new dicamba requirements for timing and recordkeeping.
“The three new RUP dicamba labels have mandatory recordkeeping components that far exceed anything previously seen,” Ogg said.
The no-cost dicamba training is comprised of four video modules that should take less than two hours to complete. Topics include off-target herbicide movement and how to prevent it; equipment settings and weather restrictions; and information required specifically for Nebraska. Proof-of-training documentation will be issued to applicators who complete the online training.
“This proof is necessary to show that both private and commercial RUP applicators have taken the new required training before using any of the three new RUP dicamba products,” Ogg said.
Details for the online training can be found at https://pested.unl.edu. Look for “*NEW* Dicamba Label-Required Training.”
A comprehensive listing of dicamba topics from NDA is found at http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/pesticide/dicamba.html.
Individuals wanting training for both traditional RUP pesticides and the new RUP dicamba products have two other options for Extension training. One is through its Crop Production Clinics or the Nebraska Crop Management Conference, where commercial applicators may be recertified for traditional RUP licensing. The other is through county Extension offices providing private RUP applicator training; Check with an individual Extension office to see if the dicamba training is being offered.
Manufacturers of the new dicamba products also offer the required training.
The new training requirement comes after the federal Environmental Protection Agency in October classified the three newer dicamba products as RUPs, and added new application, timing and recordkeeping requirements to the labels. Nationally in 2017 more than 2,200 complaints about dicamba were said to have injured more than 3 million US soybean acres.