K-State Research & Extension Sponsors Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop in November
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023
Commercial Pesticide Applicators attend training to obtain credit towards recertification.
WICHITA — The 2023 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop, for those that work as applicators of turf and ornamental pest management products, will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the K-State Research & Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. N. in Wichita, KS.
Anyone who commercially applies pesticides for control of insects, diseases, weeds, or other pests is required by the Kansas Department of Agriculture to be certified in order to ensure the safe use of pesticides within our communities. Once certified, commercial applicators must renew their licenses every 3 years by either receiving continuing education credits (such as through the Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop) or by examination. This process verifies that a commercial pesticide applicator has adequate knowledge of the types of pesticide application that he or she intends to perform, before legally being allowed to do so. Ongoing education and training programs such as this one give consumer’s confidence that the person applying pesticides to their lawn and landscape is knowledgeable and qualified to safely do so.
The 2023 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training Workshop, hosted by the K-State Research & Extension office in Sedgwick County, is the largest training opportunity in South Central Kansas for commercial pesticide applicators. Training topics will include weed, insect, and disease identification and management for turfgrass and ornamental plants, as well as an update on Kansas laws for pesticide applicators. Click here for a brochure with complete schedule details and event information.
The registration fee is $70 through November 3rd, 2023. After November 3rd, registration will be $85.00 per person. Registration will close on Friday, November 10th, 2023. Register online at: www.tinyurl.com/2023recertification.