Thursday, July 04, 2013
events_150x100

Texas: Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Austin, July 25

AgFax.Com - Your Online Ag News Source


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County will hold a private pesticide applicator training from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25 at their office, located at 1600-B. Smith St., Austin.

“If you are looking at getting control of prickly pear, mesquite, cedar and other noxious weeds on your land, you may find that purchasing some pesticides requires that you have a license,” said Julie Ansley, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Travis County. “This is where a Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicators license for application of state-limit-use and restricted-use pesticides comes into play.”




Ansley said those needing a private applicator license must take a one-day course provided by AgriLife Extension. The course agenda includes instruction, lunch, study time and testing.

“The course is required training, and once they have completed it, participants will take a 100-question exam administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture,” she said.

The course fee is $65 and there is an additional $60 fee for the license.

“Once you complete the course and pass the exam, you are eligible to apply for the license, which is good for five years,” Ansley said.

Participants must preregister and pick up materials before class begins at the AgriLife Extension office. Participants are asked to pay by check or money order made out to “Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service  #280100-60020.”

In order to maintain their private applicator license, licensees are required to obtain 15 continuing education credit hours over the five-year life of the license period, Ansley noted.

For more details, contact Sue Carrasco at 512-854-9610 or e-mail.

“We recommend that people contact us with any inquiries and register as soon as possible as we have a limited class size,” Ansley added.


Tags: , ,


Leave a Reply

Name and Email Address are required fields. Your email will not be published or shared with third parties.

Sunbelt Ag News

    DTN Cotton Open: Slightly Higher on Light Volume10-24

    DTN Livestock Open: Cash Cattle Values Surge10-24

    DTN Grain Open: Futures Extend Gains10-24

    Keith Good: EPA’s Water Rule Approved by Internal Review Board10-24

    Grain TV: Soybean Exports Double Expectations10-23

    AFB Grain-Soybean Close: Sharp Gains See New Highs10-23

    AFB Cotton Close: Dec. Moves Higher10-23

    AFB Rice Close: Sharply Lower Under Heavy Pressure10-23

    Livestock: Country Of Origin Labeling Debate Marches On – DTN10-23

    DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Futures Higher10-23

    Doane Cotton Close: Prices Boosted by Stock Market Strength10-23

    Small Scale Organic Farming a Good Way to Branch into Ag – DTN10-23

    DTN Cotton Close: Settles Mixed as Dec. Rallies10-23

    DTN Grain Close: Futures Make New Highs10-23

    DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle Futures Hold Narrow Gains10-23

    U.S. Grain Transportation: Higher Soybean Shipment Boosts Inspections10-23

    Advances in Farming Technology Continue to Aid Mother Nature — DTN10-23

    DTN Grain Midday: Soybean Futures Climb 15 Higher10-23

    Ethanol Production Profits Hit the Wall — Why Did it Happen?10-23

    U.S. Energy: Crude Exports, Re-Exports Continue to Rise10-23

    Gasoline Prices: Show 9-Cent Decrease10-23

    Propane Stocks: Increase by 0.2M Barrels10-23

    Diesel Prices: Average Drops 4 Cents10-23

    Alabama: Recent Weather Radar Oddity Was Mayfly Swarm10-22

    Soybean Harvest: Prioritize Shatter-Prone Fields – DTN10-22

    Ethanol: Court Tosses E15 Labeling Lawsuit – DTN10-22

    Georgia: 2 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas10-22

    Arkansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas10-22

    AgFax Grain Review: More Lawsuits Against Syngenta; Harvest Well Behind Pace10-22

    2 Families, 2 Approaches to Building Ranch Tourism — DTN10-22

    Don’t Just Piggy-Back on Others’ Prices in Ag Commodity Markets10-22

    National Cotton Council Commends Timely APH Announcement10-22

    Wheat Growers to Seek Inclusion in APH Yield Exclusion for 2015 – DTN10-21

    Farm Shop Dream Requires Thoughtful Planning – DTN10-21

    USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices10-21

    USDA to Implement APH Yield Exclusion for 2015 Spring Crops10-21

    Arkansas: USA Rice Outlook Conference Set Dec. 7-9 in Little Rock10-21

    AgFax Cotton Review: Lower Acres May Close Mill; Australia Acres Up10-21

    DTN Fertilizer Trends: High Costs May Alter Growers’ Tactics for 201510-21

    Herbicide Resistant Weed Summit’s Slides, Webcast Available Online10-20

    Rice and Sugar: Thailand’s Quest for World Domination10-20

    AgFax Peanut Review: NM Down 6M Pounds as State Celebrates 100 Year Crop10-20

    Livestock: WTO Rules Against U.S. in COOL Dispute — DTN10-20

    Wheat Scientists, Breeders Advocate Biotech Crop — DTN10-20

    Good on Grain: Storage Issues May be Less Severe Than Anticipated10-20

    Brazil Soybeans: Planting Falls Further Behind — DTN10-20

    Flint on Crops: Cover Crops Provide Many Benefits10-20

    New Holland Combine Sets Guinness Harvest Record10-18

    Sunbelt Ag Events

    Rice News

     

    About Us

    AgFax.Com covers agricultural trends and production topics, with an emphasis on news about cotton, rice, peanuts, corn, soybeans, wheat and tree crops, including almonds, pecans, walnuts and pistachios.

      

    This site also serves as the on-line presence of electronic crop and pest reports published by AgFax Media LLC (formerly Looking South Communications).

        

    Click here to subscribe to our free reports.

      

    We provide early warnings and confirmations about pests, diseases and other factors that influence yield. Our goal is to quickly provide farmers and crop advisors with information needed to make better and more profitable decisions.

         

    Our free weekly crop and pest advisories include:

    • AgFax Midsouth Cotton, covering cotton production and news in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Missouri.

    • AgFax Southeast Cotton, covering cotton production and news in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

    • AgFax Southwest Cotton (new for 2013!), covering cotton production and news in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico.

    • AgFax West (formerly MiteFax: SJV Cotton), covering California cotton, alfalfa, tomatoes and other non-permanent crops in California's Central Valley.

    • AgFax Rice covering rice production and news in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.

    • AgFax Peanuts, covering peanut production in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

    • AgFax Southern Grain: covering soybeans, corn, milo and small grains in Southern states.

    • AgFax Almonds, covering almonds, pistachios, walnuts and other tree crops in California's Central Valley.

    • AgCom 101, providing guidance to ag professionals involved in social media.

    Our newsletters are sponsored by the following companies: FMC Corporation Chemtura Dow AgroSciences.

          

    Mission statement:

    Make it as easy as possible for our community of readers to find and/or receive needed information.

              

    Contact Information:

    AgFax Media. LLC

    142 Westlake Drive Brandon, MS 39047

    601-992-9488 Office 601-992-3503 Fax

    Owen Taylor Debra L. Ferguson Laurie Courtney

          

    Circulation Questions?

    Contact Laurie Courtney