Hall County Pesticide and Chemigation Training Schedule


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 Killinger at elizabeth.killinger@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

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).

Meeting March 19th Cancelled: Due to the health concerns about the potential risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, the University has decided to cancel all face-to-face meetings beginning March 16th. Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. 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 during March in the Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall County regions have been cancelled at this time.

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). We may host another in-person pesticide training later this spring, but this will depend greatly on the spread of COVID-19 and if there is enough interest to host an in-person meeting during the growing season. This option will be discussed further, but we will keep the media posted if additional training options are available. For the time being, the best options for applicators to obtain or renew their pesticide license is to complete the online modules or set up an appointment to test with an NDA representative.   

Go to the UNL Pesticide Education website for more information,

Contact Elizabeth Killinger at elizabeth.killinger@unl.edu or call the Hall County Extension office 308-385-5088 to register.

Commercial/Noncommercial Training

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.

2020 Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Training Dates - Hall County Extension Office are completed for the year
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.
Go to the UNL Pesticide Education website for more information, to register, and to order study materials.

Chemigation

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.

Due to the health concerns about the potential risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, the University has decided to cancel all face-to-face meetings beginning March 16th. Nebraska Extension is fully committed to the health and well-being of Nebraskans. 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 during March in the Dawson, Buffalo, and Hall County regions have been cancelled at this time.
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 Killinger at elizabeth.killinger@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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