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Pesticides By Mario Villarino

Handling pesticides requires proper training. Private pesticides users can get approval to purchase restricted pesticide by training, testing and maintaining a private applicator license. Part of the requirement for private applicators is to attend CEU sessions. Every year, the Hopkins County Extension Office offers its annual Private Applicator CEU session at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. For 2016, the session is scheduled for Wednesday November 2, 2016     10:00-4:00 PM (1 law and regulation, 1 IPM and 3 gen CEU’s) The program includes: 10:00-11:00 Update on Laws and Regulations- Janet Hurley- TAMU, 11:00-12:00 Weed control in pastures – Ethan Westfall- DOW chemicals, 12:00-01:00 Lunch catered by Andy Wright, 01:00-02:00 Livestock insect control update- Dr. Sonja Swiger- TAMU, 02:00-03:00 IPM: Consider honey bees while spraying- Shannon Pickering , 03:00-04:00 Economic brush control- Ethan Westfall- DOW chemicals. The cost of the seminar is $30 (Lunch included)

Please register by October 24, 2016 by calling 903-885-3443. The Program is organized by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Hopkins County

Program partially sponsored by NETBIO. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service, or accommodation in order to participate in this activity are encouraged to contact the Hopkins Extension Office at 903-885-3443 for assistance by October 15, 2016. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating. All private applicators needing CEU’s are welcome to RSVP (required).


Mario Villarino DVM, Ph.D.
Hopkins County Extension Agent for Ag and NR
1200B Houston Street
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

Author: Staff Reporter

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