The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County and Angelo State University’s department of agriculture will conduct a Private Pesticide Applicator Training beginning at 1 p.m. May 6 in San Angelo.
The training will be in Room 241 of the Vincent Nursing and Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St., on the Angelo State University campus.
“This training is specifically for persons seeking a Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator license,” said Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County. “This is not a continuing education unit training.”
Blanek said the license is required in order to purchase and apply restricted-use herbicides and pesticides.
“The Texas Department of Agriculture mandates that individuals must complete this required training first before they are able to test for a private applicator pesticide license, which is also obtained through that agency,” Blanek said.
“We used to offer the training and testing together, but with the current TDA procedures, all we can offer now is the training. However, information will be provided during the training on how and when to test once the training is complete.”
Individual registration is $50 due upon arrival. To ensure the correct amount of study materials are ordered, RSVP by April 29 to the AgriLife Extension office in Tom Green County at 325-659-6522. More information is also available at that number.