Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Private Pesticide Applicator Permit Training set for Monday, February 27

The Winston County Extension Office will hold a training and exam session needed to get a new private pesticide applicators permit or renew an existing permit.  This program will be held on Monday, February 27, at the First National Bank meeting room in Double Springs.  The meeting will be at 6 p.m.  No pre-registration is needed. 

There will be no charge for this educational program, but the three-year permit from the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries costs $25.  At this program, participants will cover the basics needed for the exam.  Participants have the option to use a take-home self-study packet at any time of year; however, most farmers and forestland owners find it more convenient to take the test at this class.

Most farmers in Winston County get this permit so that they can buy Grazon (2,4-D+picloram) for pasture weed control.  However, this permit will allow the holder to purchase many other restricted use pesticides.  For more information, call Mike Henshaw at (205) 489-5376.

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