Pesticide training offered in Crockett
Houston County Courier
The Texas Agri-Life Extension Service in Houston County and Anderson County, along with the Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification training and re-certification training for private pesticide applicators. The training will be offered on Oct. 5 at the Central Baptist Church in Crockett. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The training course will conclude at 1:30 p.m. and the CEU credit course will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Five hours of CEU credits will be offered as follows: one hour in Laws and Regulations, one hour in IPM and three hours in General. Topics for the CEU course include “Armyworm and Grasshopper Control”, “Establishment of Native Forages”, “Update on Weed and Brush Control”, “Sprayer Calibration”, “External Parasite Control”, and “Laws and Regulations Related to Pesticide Usage”. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The cost for the training course is $35 per person and the CEU course is $20 per person if you pre-register before Oct. 1. The TDA requires private applicators to earn 15 hours of continuing education units (CEU) every five years to maintain licenses, including two hours of IPM and two hours of Laws and Regulations. Commercial and noncom-mercial applicators must obtain five hours each year including one hour from two of the three following categories: Laws and Regulations, Drift Minimi-zation, or Integrated Pest Management. Whether you hold a pesticide applicators license or are just interested in learning more about forage production this will be a great opportunity. For more information contact the Houston County Extension Office at (936) 544-3255 ext. 265 or the Anderson County Extension Office at (903) 723-3735.