Please remember to check the expiration date on your private applicators license. Now is a great time to take the test and renew your licenses for another 5 years. By having your license current it allows you to have access to a broader range of herbicides and insecticides. What we don’t want to have happen is for you to arrive in season looking for a specific product and being unable to purchase it due to an expired license.
The DATCP (Department of Agriculture Trade Consumer Protection) website is an excellent source for more information on applicator testing and training. For more information on testing and training, including downloadable training manuals visit http://ipcm.wisc.edu.pat/ . A complete training schedule is available at http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/ .
Purchase private applicator training materials and inquire about applicator certification training from your local UW-Extension county agent. Visithttp://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/ for a list of agents.
A schedule is posted on the UWEX Pesticide Applicator Training website — http://ipcm.wisc.edu/pat/events/ . Training materials cost $30 per applicator category and $10 per subcategory. County UW-Extension agents oversee private applicator certification exams. Certification is good for five years. For more information, call (608) 224-4548.