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  1. Author(s): Mark Badertscher

    Join OSU Extension for a virtual New Private Pesticide Applicator Training to help new pesticide applicators prepare for the Ohio Private Pesticide Applicator License scheduled for Tuesday, January 26 from 12:30-4:30 pm. The class will provide instruction in CORE, Grain, and Cereal Crops. For further study and to prepare for the test, books can be purchased from OSU Extension Publications online and shipped to your house at your expense.

    Issue: 2021-02
  2. Sprayer. Image:  United Soybean Board
    Author(s): Mary Ann Rose

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), has partnered with the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) to offer online recertification for applicators whose licenses expire this year and have been unable recertify as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Registration for the private pesticide and agricultural fertilizer programs are currently available at

    Issue: 2020-22
  3. Author(s): Eric Richer, CCA

    Many local Extension office have received farmer calls lately asking how the COVID-19 emergency will affect pesticide recertification. The "Stay at home" order began prior to the end of March 2020, leaving those remaining private pesticide and fertilizer training programs postponed or suspended for the moment. On a normal year, the 3-year private applicator re-certification cycle ends on March 31.

    Issue: 2020-07
  4. Toxicity of pesticides is important for farmers to understand because it can affect your health and safety. It also helps when addressing questions that come from consumers about why you use pesticides and how toxicity compares to products they use every day. When considering the toxicity of pesticides, we need to address the toxicity to both pests and humans. But first, please note the term pesticide refers any chemical used to manage pests (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, etc), and a pest refers to what is being controlled (insect, weed, disease, etc).

    Issue: 2020-07
  5. Author(s): Amanda Bennett


    Issue: 2019-41
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