Pesticide Applicator Certification

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PSEP: Online Certification Options

March 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16, 2020. The COVID-19 Information page on the PSEP website will serve as a hub for PSEP-related information during the interrupted training season.

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Registrations Now Open for 2020 Private Pesticide Training

December 10, 2019
Nebraska Extension’s private pesticide applicator training season gets underway in January and continues through April for the approximately 10,000 private applicators recertifying their licenses to apply restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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New Pesticide Training FlipBooks Offer Convenience, Cost-Savings

December 10, 2019
New, state-of-the-art digital manuals, or FlipBooks, are now available for Nebraska commercial/noncommercial applicators seeking initial certification to use restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program training helps keep people, animals, plants and non-targets safe. Statewide training runs January through April.

Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Training, Opportunities Continue to Grow

December 10, 2019
Multiple opportunities are available for 2020 commercial/noncommercial pesticide training for applicators to become certified or recertified to use restricted-use pesticides in Nebraska.

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Revamped Online RUP Private Applicator Training Now Available

December 13, 2018
Nebraska Extension’s newly revamped, more user-friendly private applicator online training program is now available. It is an alternative to attending a PSEP training session or using self-study printed materials.

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After completing Nebraska Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program training, and becoming licensed by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, private pesticide applicators can buy and use restricted use pesticides in their farming operations. (Photo by Elizabeth Killinger)

Private Applicators: Look to Pesticide Label Changes, Avoiding Off-target Movement in 2019 Training

December 13, 2018
Nebraska Extension training is available for private pesticide applications seeking certification or recertification at approximately 200 sessions.

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Commercial/non-commercial pesticide applicator license

Commercial/Noncommercial Applicators: Extension Training Available February-April

December 13, 2018
In 2019 approximately 3,200 commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators will need to be recertified in Nebraska. They include fumigators, ornamental and turf applicators, exterminators, and others.

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Confront Crop Challenges and Update Applicator Certification

November 27, 2018
Confronting Crop Challenges will be the focus of five meetings to be held in northeast Nebraska this December. Each offers updates on recent crop and pest issues in eastern Nebraska as well as pesticide applicator recertification training.

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