New pesticide applicator training set March 22 in Canyon

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, JD.Ragland@ag.tamu.edu

CANYON – A Pesticide Applicator Training, open to anyone wanting a private applicator license in the region, will be conducted March 22 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road in Canyon.

The training will begin at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The training should conclude around noon, said Dr. J. D. Ragland, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Randall County.

In addition, Ragland said he will be offering the mandated auxin training from 1-2 p.m. for those who still may need it. There will be one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit offered in laws and regulations.

“For the pesticide applicator training, I’m requesting that those attending already have their training guide purchased and bring it with them to the training,” Ragland said.

Ragland will use the training guide, “Using Pesticides Private Applicators Manual,” to teach the program. This guide can be ordered at https://agrilife.org/aes/ or by calling 979-845-1099. The manual cost is $40.

Those planning to attend must RSVP by 5 p.m. March 19 by calling the AgriLife Extension office for Randall County at 806-468-5543. There is a $10 fee for the meeting, and will also include the afternoon auxin training.

“This is just the training,” Ragland emphasized. “No testing will be provided on this day.”

Following the training, Ragland said participants will be given two forms: Training Verification form, D-1411, verifying completion of training; and the Private Pesticide Applicator License Application form, PA-400P.

The application can also be obtained at https://www.texasagriculture.gov or by calling 1-800-835-5832 or 512-463-7622. To locate a form, click on the top menu bar “Forms.” Click to the second page and at the top will be PA-400P for download.

Completed forms and fee of $100 should be mailed to Texas Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 12076, Austin, Texas 78711-2076.

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