2020 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop Scheduled
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The 2020 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop is being held for those that work as applicators of turf and ornamental pest management products. The workshop will be held online via Zoom, Tuesday & Wednesday, November 17-18, 2020 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm each day.
All lawn, landscape, and pest control companies who commercially apply pesticides for control of insects, diseases, weeds, or other pests are required by the Kansas Department of Agriculture to be certified in order to ensure safe use pesticides within our communities.
Once certified, commercial applicators have 3 years to renew their certification licenses by either receiving continuing education credits (such as through the Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop) or by examination. This process verifies that a commercial pesticide applicator has adequate knowledge of the type of pesticide application that he or she intends to perform, before legally being allowed to do so. By educating, training, and testing people who apply pesticides, consumers can be assured that the person applying pesticides to their lawn, home, or workplace is knowledgeable and qualified to safely do so.
The 2020 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Workshop hosted by K-State Research & Extension Office in Sedgwick County, is the largest recertification training in South Central Kansas for commercial pesticide applicators in the lawn & landscape industry. Training topics will include weed, insect and disease identification and management on turfgrass and ornamental plants, as well as an update on Kansas laws for pesticide applicators. A brochure with complete schedule details and event information is attached.
The registration fee is $60 to attend if registration is completed by November 2nd, 2020. After November 2nd, registration will cost $75.00 per person. Registrations must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, November 12th, 2020. Register online at: www.tinyurl.com/2020recertification.