Pesticide applicator workshop set

Friday, January 31, 2014

BERRYVILLE -- The Carroll County Extension Service has a Private Applicator Training Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Bank in Berryville.

Attending one of these training workshops is required by the Arkansas State Plant Board before you can obtain a private applicators license. The certificate of training is good for five years.

An agricultural producer needs the private applicator's license to purchase restricted use pesticides including those commonly used to control pasture weeds. Some of these are Weedmaster, Grazon and 2,4-D.

There is a $10 training fee which will be collected at the end of class. This fee, however, does not cover the cost of the actual license. Participants will be given an application form to be completed and mailed to the Arkansas State Plant Board along with the appropriate licensing fee.

This meeting is open to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.

The training is designed for the owners and operators of farms and ranches.

Homeowners and home gardeners are not required to have a license if they purchase small quantities of certain pesticides. These are the ones found in the garden section of hardware and other stores.

For more information, contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 870-423-2958.

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