Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be offered on Tuesday March 7 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Memphis Housing Authority meeting room on Cornelius Avenue. Park by the meeting room/office.

Each training session will last approximately two hours. In order to obtain or renew private pesticide applicator certification each individual must attend one training session and each farm must already own or purchase a Private Pesticide Applicator Training Manual which costs $12. Individuals already in possession of a training manual may bring it to the training session to renew their license for free. For individuals needing to purchase a manual cash or check will be the accepted methods of payment.

Farmers and landowners are required to hold a Private Pesticide Applicator certificate in order to purchase, apply, or supervise the application of restricted use pesticides for the purpose of producing any agricultural commodity.

Individuals unable to attend one training session may contact the University of Missouri Extension Scotland County office to schedule a time to watch a three-hour training video and purchase the training manual to receive certification.

For more information, contact the University of Missouri Extension Scotland County office at (660) 465-7255. University of Missouri Extension is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.