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Escambia and Santa Rosa Offer Pesticide Training February 25

top of page for trainingAttendees will learn the basics of applying pesticides correctly and will be able to take the exams (Private Applicator and Core) necessary to become certified private applicators by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).

WHO NEEDS A LICENSE? Anyone using or supervising the use of restricted use pesticides on agricultural or related sites in Florida needs a restricted use pesticide license. Agricultural and related sites include but are not limited to the following areas: farms, plant nurseries, livestock, forests, ornamentals and turf not associated with structures A “private applicator” is an individual who has reached the age of maturity (generally 18 years old), and is licensed by FDACS to use or supervise the use of any restricted use pesticide for purposes of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by the licensed person, or that person’s employer. This license is for farm, ranch, grove, nursery, sod farm applications, etc.

Attendees must pre-register to ensure the correct number of exams will be available. For those who need to take exams in other categories, please let Libbie or Lynn know when registering.  To pre-register, contact: Libbie Johnson at (850) 475-5230, libbiej@ufl.edu  or Lynn Moore at (850) 623-3868, lynnmo@santarosa.fl.gov


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Author: Libbie Johnson – libbiej@ufl.edu

Agriculture agent at UF IFAS Escambia County Extension.

Libbie Johnson

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