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.

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).

For more information about the Private Pesticide license.

Self study booklets are still available at your local extension office.

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

*With the release of dicamba-tolerant soybeans, there was a vast increase in sensitive crop damage throughout the country in 2017. For 2018, there are several training options designed to fulfill the label requirements for three new RUP dicamba products: XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan. It is illegal to apply these products without first having taken state-authorized training.

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.


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. 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.

For more information about the Chemigation Program.

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

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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