Private Pesticide Training Scotts Bluff/Morrill County

The Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in concert with Extension Specialists, Extension Educators, and Extension Assistants provides educational and training programs that address health, the environment, economic well-being, and pesticide safety. 

Licensed private pesticide applicators can buy and use restricted-use pesticides in their own farming operations after completing this training.

Main topics of training include Nebraska's pesticide laws and regulations, the pesticide label, personal safety, the worker protection standard, environmental protection, integrated pest management, pesticides and application, application equipment, equipment calibration, pesticide drift awareness near sensitive sites like apiaries and vineyards, how to use the Driftwatch website, and control options for prairie dogs and pocket gophers, and strategies to reduce chances of developing weed populations resistant to herbicides.

To reserve space for each session, or for more information, call the local Extension office listed after each date. The cost of training is $40. Applicators whose permits are due for renewal should have received a letter from the State Department of Agriculture. They can bring that letter to the training session and avoid having to fill out an application form. 

Private pesticide licenses also can be obtained by completing an online course. Pesticide applicators can purchase access to the online course via http://marketplace.unl.edu and going to the Pesticide Education section. Cost of the course is $60. Those who complete pesticide applicator training then need to apply to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for a three-year license card for a $25 fee.

Local Trainings Available in 2019:
Thursday, January 17 Sidney - Cheyenne Community Center 9:30a.m. 254-4455
Tuesday, January 29 Kimball - 4-H Building 1:00p.m. 235-3122
Tuesday, January 29 Hyannis - Grant County Courthouse 1:00p.m. 645-2267
Wednesday, January 30 Alliance - Box Butte Co. Extension Office 8:30a.m. 762-5616
Wednesday, January 30 Alliance - Box Butte Co. Extension Office 1:00p.m. 762-5616
Thursday, January 31 Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research & Extension Center 1:00p.m. 632-1480
Tuesday, February 5 Chappell - Lions Den 1:00p.m. 874-2705
Wednesday, February 6 Chadron - Dawes Co. Fairgrounds 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Wednesday, February 13 Mirage Flats - St. Peters Church 1:00p.m. 327-2312
Thursday, February 14 Bridgeport - Prairie Winds Community Center 1:00p.m. 262-1022
Wednesday, February 20 Crawford - Community Center 1:00p.m. 432-3373
Wednesday, March 6 Rushville - American Legion 1:00p.m. 327-2312
Thursday, March 7 Oshkosh - Wesleyan Church 1:00p.m. 772-3311
Wednesday, March 13 Alliance - Box Butte Co. Extension Office .1:00p.m. 762-5616
Thursday, March 21 Harrison - Sioux Co. Court House 1:00p.m. 668-2428
Thursday, April 4 Scottsbluff - Panhandle Research & Extension Center 1:00p.m. 632-1480