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.
|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|