Chemigation is the practice of applying agrichemicals to cropland using an irrigation system to distribute both the water and chemical. You can learn more about getting certified by visiting the UNL water website, or contact the Extension Office at 308-632-1480.
Nebraska Chemigation Act
The goal of the Nebraska Chemigation Act is to protect the groundwater and surface waters of Nebraska from contamination by fertilizers or pesticides. To accomplish this goal, the Act provided the legal requirements for the future use of chemigation as a means of nutrient or pesticide application.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality developed and implemented the rules and regulations necessary for irrigators to utilize the practice. Under the NDEQ rules, Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts were given the responsibility to manage the chemigation permit component that ensures that proper safety equipment is present and functioning properly.
If you plan to chemigate during 2024, you will need to attend a training session or do the training and testing online, and pass a test to become recertified. Requirements for initial and recertification are the same. Both initial and recertifying chemigators may opt for the online version of the training and testing program. A link to the online training program along with directions can be accessed at the bottom of the page at: http://water.unl.edu/cropswater/chemigation.
|Feb 14||Sidney||1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.||South Platte Natural Resources District||call 308-254-4455 to register|
|Feb 15||Alliance||1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.||Box Butte County Extension Office||call 308-762-5616 to register|
|Feb 28||Bridgeport||1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.||Prairie Winds Community Center||call 308-262-1022 to register|
|Feb 29||Alliance||1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.||Box Butte County Extension Office||call 308-762-5616 to register|
|Mar 13||Scottsbluff||1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.||Panhandle Research, Extension & Education Center||call 308-632-1480 to register|