Chemigation Training - Scotts Bluff County

Chemigation

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.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there will be limited numbers of people allowed to attend each of the in-person trainings.  These in-person trainings are subject to cancellation due to the COVID-19 safety protocols or bad weather.  The preferred option for both initial and recertifying chemigators would be the online version of the training and testing program. A link to the online training program along with directions can be accessed at:  http://water.unl.edu/cropswater/chemigation.

2021 Chemigation Dates
Feb 18 Alliance 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Knight Museum call 308-762-5616 to register
Feb 18 Alliance 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Knight Museum call 308-762-5616 to register
Feb 24 Sidney 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Cheyenne County Community Center call 308-254-4455 to register
Mar 11 Bridgeport 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Prairie Winds Community Center call 308-262-1022 to register
Mar 18 Scottsbluff 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. Panhandle Research & Extension Center call 308-632-1480 to register