Initial Private Applicator Training March 5-6

MSU Extension will be offering an Initial Private Applicator Training on Tuesday, March 5, in Culbertson and Wednesday, March 6 in Glendive. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the program starting at 8 a.m. and adjourning at 5:15 p.m. The program will be held at the Dry Prairie Rural Water Building, 5808 MT-16, Culbertson and the Yellowstone River Inn, 1903 N. Merrill Ave., Glendive.

Initial Private Applicator Trainings are for individuals who want to obtain a Montana Private Applicator License, which is required for anyone who is applying restricted-use pesticides to land that they own or lease. In addition, those who currently hold a Private Applicators license can attend to receive up to 6 recertification credits. If applicators have questions regarding their points or their license, please contact the Richland County MSU Extension Office at 406-433-1206; the Roosevelt County Extension Office at 406-787-5312 or Gabby Sexton at 406-377-4277 or [email protected].

The training will cover topics including the private applicator license, tribal license, reading and understanding product labels, record keeping requirements, pesticide law and regulations, integrated pest management, spray equipment calibration, pesticide safety and pesticides’ fate in the environment. Speakers will include MSU Extension Agents from Valley, Daniels, Richland, McCone, Phillips, and Roosevelt counties. Additionally, Cecil Tharp, MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist and Diana DeYoung, Montana Department of Agriculture, will be presenting.

Lunch will be provided, please register by March 1 to provide an accurate meal count. For more information or to register, please contact the Roosevelt County Extension Office at 406-787-5312. Cost is $20 for those attending for a license and $10 for others.


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