Private Pesticide Training Morrill County

The 2022 private pesticide applicator training dates, times, and locations have been set, with sessions beginning in early January and continuing through early April at sites throughout the Nebraska Panhandle and Sandhills.

Notification letters will be sent out by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture to applicators whose license will expire in 2022. The cost of the training is $50, payable the day of the training.

Private pesticide licenses also can be obtained by completing an online course. Pesticide applicators can purchase access to the online course via https://pested.unl.edu/. Cost of the course is $50.  Call 402-472-1632 with any questions about this training.

For any questions about the scheduled training sessions, please contact local Nebraska Extension County offices.

There will be changes in the process year, both for first-time license applicants and those applying for recertification.

First, applicators’ new licenses will be tan in color and have the words “General Agriculture” and the code 00 printed on them.

Second, applicators who use soil fumigants must pass the commercial Soil Fumigation (category 01A) exam to receive this certification.

Also, applicators who use non-soil, structural, or rodent burrow fumigants will be required to pass the commercial Non-Soil / Structural Fumigation (category 11) exam to receive this certification. These additional categories are not required for applicators who use rodent burrow baits or smoke cartridges.                            

Training manuals are available for purchase on the https://pested.unl.edu/ website or call 402-472-1632 for more information. Applicators who want to add these categories to their license are encouraged to purchase the study manuals as soon as possible and review the literature prior to taking the exam(s).

Scottsbluff 2022 Testing Only Dates

Thursday, January 27 Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. 308-632-1480 categories 01A and 11 Fumigation
Tuesday, February 22 Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 308-632-1480 categories 01A and 11 Fumigation
Thursday, February 24 Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 308-632-1480 categories 01A and 11 Fumigation
Tuesday, April 5 Panhandle Research Extension and Education Center 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. 308-632-1480 categories 01A and 11 Fumigation

Third, applicators attending any training session will need to provide proof of identification at the training site, such as a driver’s license.

Fourth, the extension publication EC130, “The Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska,” will no longer be provided at the trainings. Copies of the 2022 guide may be ordered at https://marketplace.unl.edu/pested/commercial-noncommercial-study-materials.

Local Trainings Available in 2022:
Thursday, January 20 Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center 8:30a.m. 254-4455
Thursday, January 20 Sidney - Cheyenne County Community Center 1:00p.m. 254-4455
Tuesday, January 25 Chappell - Lions Den 1:00p.m. 874-2705
Thursday, January 27 Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center 1:00p.m. 632-1480
Tuesday, February 1 Alliance - Knight Museum 1:00p.m. 762-5616
Thursday, February 3 Kimball - 4-H Building 1:00p.m. 235-3122
Tuesday, February 8 Chadron - Dawes County 4-H Building 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Wednesday, February 9 Harrisburg - Banner County Courthouse 1:00p.m. 235-3122
Thursday, February 10 Bridgeport - Prairie Winds Community Center 1:00p.m. 262-1022
Tuesday, February 15 Mirage Flats - St. Peters Church 1:00p.m. 327-2312
Tuesday, March 1 Crawford - Community Center 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Thursday, March 3 Oshkosh - Wesleyan Church 1:00p.m. 772-3311
Wednesday, March 16 Alliance - Knight Museum 1:00p.m. 762-5616
Thursday, March 24 Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research Extension & Education Center 1:00p.m. 632-1480
Tuesday, March 29 Rushville - Sheridan County Extension Office 1:00p.m. 327-2312
Thursday, April 7 Harrison - Fire Hall 1:00p.m. 432-3373