MSUE offers pesticide class
CADILLAC — An exam and review for the Restricted Use Pesticide License will be offered on Monday, Feb. 20 at the Wexford County Public Library in Cadillac.
Anyone planning to purchase restricted use pesticides must be a certified applicator and pass this exam before they may purchase these herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in Michigan.
The exam will be conducted at 1 p.m. by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The review will and will begin at 9:30 a.m. is offered by Michigan State University Extension. This review is worth re-certification credits for those desiring to re-new their license via credits.
To register for the exam and/or the review please call Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension Crops Educator at (231) 832-6139, or you may register for the exam at https://secure1.state.mi.us/opes/.
The exam fee is $50 for private applicators, which includes farmers, and $75 for commercial applicators payable at the door. Only checks or money orders will be accepted. There is a $10 charge for the review and the fee is payable at the door.
Study manuals for the exam are available for purchase at County MSU Extension Offices or can be found on-line at http://www.pested.msu.edu/. For more information on restricted use pesticide license go to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development website and search on pesticide certification.
MSU Extension programs are open to all people.