Hall County Pesticide and Chemigation Training Schedule

City of Grand Island has a mask mandate in place until February 23, 2021. Masks will be required by this mandate inside public buildings.
If the Central District Health Department or the State of Nebraka Risk dial is in the red category, trainings will not be held.

Trainings will take place in the Nebraska Extension Office Meeting rooms located at College Park, 3180 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island NE.  Questions?? Contact Elizabeth Exstrom at elizabeth.exstrom@unl.edu or at 308-385-5088.

Go to the UNL Pesticide Education website for more information, to register, and to order study materials.

Private Pesticide Training

In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease. This means that any in-person trainings that were planned in the Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall County regions will follow social distancing and strongly recommend wearing masks at this time. Preregistration is required.

2021 Tentative Private* Training Dates

February 3, 2021 - 9:00 am

February 17, 2021 - 9:00 am

February 25, 2021- 9:00 am and 1:30 pm

March 11, 2021 - 9:00 am

Private applicators that still need to obtain or renew their applicators license can complete the online training modules at https://psep.education/applicator/. Applicators need to complete the exam questions in each learning module to pass each section. Participants can take the modules all at once or break up the sections based on their schedules. If the online option doesn’t fit your schedule, you may choose to contact the Nebraska Department of Ag and set up an appointment to take an exam at a testing site. Contact the NDA directly to set up a date and time to test in-person (402-471-2351; https://nda.nebraska.gov/contact.html).

Go to the UNL Pesticide Education website for more information or contact Elizabeth Exstrom at elizabeth.exstrom@unl.edu or call the Hall County Extension office 308-385-5088 to register.

*Private Applicator — A licensed applicator who uses any restricted use pesticide (RUP) for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him/her or his/her employer, or to apply on the property of another person without compensation (other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities).


Commercial/Noncommercial Training

City of Grand Island has a mask mandate in place until February 23, 2021. Masks will be required by this mandate inside public buildings.
If the Central District Health Department or the State of Nebraka Risk dial is in the red category, trainings will not be held.
In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease. This means that any in-person trainings that were planned in the Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall County regions will follow social distancing and strongly recommend wearing masks at this time. Preregistration is required.
2021 Commercial/Noncommercial* Pesticide Training Dates - Hall County Extension Office

Tentative Dates

Go to the UNL Pesticide Education website for more information, to register, and to order study materials.

February 2, 2021 Initial (00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W, 10)

February 10, 2021 - Recertification (00, 01)  only

February 16, 2021- Recertification (00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11)

February 18, 2021- Recertification (00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14)

February 23, 2021- Initial (00, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 11, 14)

March 9, 2021 - Recertification (00, 01, 04, 05, 07, 08, 08W, 11)
March 16, 2021 - Initial (00, 01, 04, 05, 08, 08W)
March 23, 2021 - Recertification (00, 04, 07, 08, 08W, 09, 10, 14)
For a list of other trainings across the state visit UNL's Commercial Pesticide page
Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) will offer walk-in testing dates at several locations. See the NDA's webpage for a full listing of the sites.
*Commercial Applicator — A licensed applicator who uses any restricted use pesticide (RUP) on a contractual or “for hire” basis. Commercial applicator shall also include any person using restricted or general use pesticides “for hire” or compensation for lawn care, structural pest control, or community-wide outdoor vector control.
Noncommercial Applicator — A licensed applicator who applies RUPs only on lands owned or controlled by his/her employer or for a governmental agency or subdivision of the state. Also, a licensed applicator who applies either general or restricted use pesticides to control mosquitoes on behalf of a political subdivision of the state.

Chemigation

City of Grand Island has a mask mandate in place until February 23, 2021. Masks will be required by this mandate inside public buildings.

If the Central District Health Department or the State of Nebraka Risk dial is in the red category, trainings will not be held.

The chemigation certification program is responsible for training Nebraska producers about the Nebraska Chemigation Act and the Rules and Regulations as developed by the NDEQ. In Certification applicants are required to attend a training program and pass an exam. The Act allowed the NDEQ to contract with the University of Nebraska to deliver the training program.

In a disease situation like COVID-19, the principle of social distancing is one of the main methods that can be used to help reduce the spread of the disease. This means that any in-person trainings that were planned in the Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall County regions will follow social distancing and strongly recommend wearing masks at this time.

2021 Tentative Dates

February 3, 2021 - 9:00 am

February 17, 2021 - 9:00 am
Chemigation recertification, applicators can complete the training online at https://water.unl.edu/article/agricultural-irrigation/chemigation. Recertifying chemigators do not need to take the exam at a testing site. They just need to complete the online modules.
Initial chemigation applicators can also complete the online chemigation modules, but they will need to take an exam at their local Extension Office. Initial applicators will need to print out a certificate proving they completed the online modules and bring this with them to the testing site. After completing the online modules, initial applicators need to call their local Extension office to set up an appointment to complete their exam.

 Contact Elizabeth Exstrom at elizabeth.exstrom@unl.edu or call the Hall County Extension office 308-385-5088.

Visit UNL's Water Chemigation page for a list of other trainings in the area.

Nebraska Extension Cropping & Water Systems website, including Crop Watch

Check out the Updated UNL Water website

Water.unl.edu currently provides Extension clientele with access to information on four broad topics of 1) Groundwater, 2) Surface Water, 3) Ag Production, and 4) Residential Water Use. Under each of these topics are many sub-topics offering additional value.

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