Pesticide Recertification

Mar 11, 2020


Within our industry, it is vital that we keep safety at the highest level of importance. In order to do so, both private and commercial users of pesticides need to stay up to date on their pesticide certifications. There are general certifications as well as specific Dicamba and Paraquat certifications that are needed, depending on the type of products that you interact with.
 
Individuals that use pesticides have two options to get certified/recertified including in-person trainings and online courses. In-person trainings are available throughout January, February and March. If you have already missed the date for a local training, the online version might be a great fit for you! Online courses offer the same information found within the local trainings through videos. This online certification verifies the knowledge that you have gained through tests.
 
One of the biggest resources when thinking about your certification process is the UNL IANR Pesticide Safety Education Program Website which can be found at https://pested.unl.edu/ or by clicking on the website link at the bottom of this article. You can find great resources as to what certifications you need to update, where local classes are and more, just be sure to look under the correct page for you (private vs. commercial).
 
For reference, here is a quick review of the certifications available. If you have any questions or concerns about your certification process or needs, be sure to contact your local UNL Extension Office or your Hi-Line Co-op Sales Account Manager as soon as possible.
 
  • General Pesticide Training: recertification needs completed once every three years
  • Dicamba Bean Recertification: recertification needed yearly
  • Paraquat Chemical Recertification: recertification needs completed once every three years
 
Helpful Resources:
https://pested.unl.edu
 

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