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Agriculture

Private pesticide testing session scheduled for Feb. 25

PRINCETON — The University of Illinois Extension — Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit announced it will offer a testing-only session and certification program for private pesticide applicators. The session is in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.

Preregistration is required. Certification is required to apply restricted use pesticides.

Testing only will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the University of Illinois Extension — Bureau County office, 850 Thompson St. in Princeton. To register, call the University of Illinois Extension — Bureau County office by Monday, Feb. 24, at 815-875-2878. There is no charge for the testing. If someone needs a reasonable accommodation, indicate when registering.

Private Applicator Manuals and workbooks can be purchased online or at local Extension offices in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and Oglesby on the Illinois Valley Community College campus. Questions may be directed to Daryle Wragge, ag program coordinator, at 309-364-2356.

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