Who needs a Private Pesticide Applicator permit? Anyone that uses, or supervises the use of, any restricted-use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented, or on the property of another person, if applied WITHOUT compensation. Individuals that obtain a private pesticide applicator permit include: farmers, nursery owners, pond owners, and forest land owners.

There are private applicator study materials online at https://bit.ly/38gm1Cz, and at county offices. However, on Feb. 27 at the Rogersville Church of Christ, located at 450 School Street in Rogersville, Extension faculty from the Tennessee Valley Research Station will be conducting a class starting at 10 am. 

Extension faculties to provide the training include Assistant Extension Professor/Agronomic Crops Tyler Sandlin, Agronomic Crops Regional Agent Andy Page, and Assistant Extension Professor/Agronomic Crops David Russell. 

They will cover a diversity of topics including but not limited to: a practical knowledge of pest problems, proper application methods, and proper storage of pesticides. After attending, attendees should be able to read and understand pesticide labels and apply pesticides according to the label. 

There is no cost to attend the training. Those interested in participating should register at the Lauderdale County Extension Office by calling Larie Washington at 256-766-6223, or by emailing lsw0013@auburn.edu. Pre-registration is necessary to provide handout materials for all attendees.

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