SDSU Extension to Hold Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings Across South Dakota
BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension will host private pesticide applicator trainings throughout South Dakota beginning in early January through March.
According to the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, private applicator certification is required before an agricultural producer can purchase or use a restricted use pesticide. Additionally, any producer who has the potential of producing more than $1,000 of an agricultural commodity must be certified to use any pesticide.
During the trainings, SDSU Extension personnel will cover the South Dakota rules and regulations about applying pesticides. Depending on the location, local pest management issues, insect pests, weeds or plant diseases will also be discussed.
Private applicator certification and re-certification must be obtained every five years by attending a training meeting or taking an exam online at https://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/.
Pre-registration is not necessary and there is no charge to attend a certification training. A valid government-issued photo ID is required to complete the training. Expired or current private applicator certification cards with a barcode number and/or the renewal postcard received in the mail should be brought if possessed.
2020 Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings Schedule:
Spink: Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 4-H Building (38497 174th St, Redfield)
Beadle: Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Campus Center Kerr Community Room (333 9th SW, Huron)
Brown: Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Aberdeen Regional Center (13 2nd Ave SE, Aberdeen)