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.
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).
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.
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.
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.