Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions have been scheduled in Nemaha, Johnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson and Cass Counties for 2020 to provide an opportunity for farmers to renew their license or for initial certification. Sessions have been scheduled at different locations in each county in February with a night session also scheduled in March. These training sessions will serve as a method for farmers to become informed about recent advances in agronomy. We want producers to be made aware of some of the advances in crop production and some of the things we have observed in agronomy in southeast Nebraska this past year. The first two hours of the program will focus on current and important agronomic issues, with the last hour addressing general standards for Private Pesticide Applicators. Topics that will be discussed include: Spray Drift, Nozzle selection, Dicamba application regulations and concerns. Herbicide resistance in weeds, IPM in crops, invasive weeds, updates on soybean studies, insect and disease issues in soybeans, disease control in corn, insect issues in corn, in-season application of nitrogen, and use of cover crops/secondary forage crops in cropping systems. For initial certification or recertification, farmers must attend the complete three hour program. All the locations and dates for Private Pesticide Applicators Training in the six county region are listed below. There are 15 trainings scheduled in this six county area. If you have other questions feel free to contact Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator, at the Nemaha County Extension Office at (402) 274-4755.