Hall County Pesticide and Chemigation Training Schedule

Questions?? Contact Elizabeth Exstrom at elizabeth.exstrom@unl.edu or at 308-385-5088.

Go to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Pesticide Education website for more information, to register, and to order study materials.

Private Pesticide Training

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/staff/index.html).

Go to the Nebraska 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.

The EC 130 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Managment in Nebraka (aka Herbicide Guides) will not be handed out this year as a part of private trainings. They can be purchased through MarketPlace.

In-person 2023 Private Applicators Training

  • February 21st- 9 AM (Chemigation training to follow at 1:30 pm)
  • March 8th- 9 AM
  • March 8th- 1:30 PM

*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


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

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.

2023 In-Person Trainings

Initial

  • February 2  (Categories offered 00-01-04-05-08-08W-10)
  • March 2 (Categories offered 00-04-06-07-09-11-14)

Recertification

  • February 9 (Categories offered 00-01)
  • February 14 (Categories offered 00-04-07-08-08W-09-10-11)
  • February 28  (Categories offered 00-01-04-05-07-08-08W-14)
  • March 9  (Categories offered 00-01-04-05-07-08-08W-14)
  • If you wish to recertify by testing, you must attend an initial training date.

*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

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 Nebraska Extension's Water Chemigation page for a list of other trainings in the area.

2023 Chemigation Training

  • February 21, 1:30 PM

Nebraska Extension Cropping & Water Systems website, including Crop Watch

Check out the Updated Nebraska Extension 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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