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by Tribune Staff
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RENO — The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will be holding certified pesticide applicator training sessions in Reno, Winnemucca and Yerington in the coming months.

The training provides six hours of continuing education credits for certified pesticide applicators. An applicators test will be given Nov. 10 for those who wish to recertify by exam rather than through continuing education units.

The training includes sessions on pesticide laws; label and Internet resources; worker protection and record keeping; insects, including spiders and scorpions; weed management; environmental safety and groundwater protection; and squirrels, gophers and other vertebrate pests.

The sessions take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first day and the $25 certification exam is given from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the second day. The $25 exam fee is collected at the door; credit cards and advanced payments are not accepted, and checks should be made out to the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

Participants must have a current and valid Nevada Pesticide Applicators Certificate to get continuing education credits. Attendees must bring their certification card as well as identification to the training. Those attending for continuing education credits don’t need to attend the second day or take the exam.

Pesticide control operators are not eligible for continuing education credits; only state-certified pesticide applicators will get education credits. Study material for the exam is available from Cooperative Extension at 784-4848 or online at www.nevadapesticideeducation.com.

For more information, contact Jon Carpenter at 353-3715 or jcarp@agri.state.nv.us.

The dates for the training are:

Reno: Nov. 9-10 at the University of Nevada, Reno Redfield Campus, Room 214, 18600 Wedge Pkwy.

Winnemucca: Jan. 19-20, 2011, Cooperative Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road.

Yerington: Feb. 3-4, 2011, Lyon County Library, 20 Nevin Way.
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