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Agriculture

Private pesticide applicator training and testing

UTICA — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit will offer a training and testing program for private pesticide applicators. Pre-registration is required for both training and testing-only sessions. Certification is required to apply restricted use pesticides. The sessions are in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Training and testing will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Celebrations 150 Ltd., 740 E. U.S. Highway 6 (Highway 6 east of Interstate 39). Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Training will conducted from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required for all training and testing clinics. The cost is $40 for the training. (This does not include the IDOA license fee.) Testing will begin immediately following training at 11:45 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. Participants may bring a lunch.

Pre-register online at www.pesticidesafety.illinois.edu, call 877-626-1650 or mail University of Illinois PSEP, 1201 S. Dorner Drive, Urbana, IL 61801. If you need a reasonable accommodation, indicate when registering.

Private applicator manuals and workbooks can be purchased online or at local Extension offices. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.

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