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UNCE, NDOA offers interactive pesticide training workshops

Posted 1/13/2012

CEUs available for Nevada pesticide applicators at UNCE locations throughout the state

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) and the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDOA) are hosting a Pesticide Applicator Training & Continuing Education Workshop from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 2 for pesticide applicators seeking continuing education units (CEUs).

The workshop will be held in person in the Washoe County office of Cooperative Extension (at 4955 Energy Way in Reno) and via interactive videoconference at UNCE offices in Fallon, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Lovelock, Tonopah and Eureka.

UNCE and NDOA agents cover such topics as:

  • Pesticide laws
  • Pesticide label review
  • Weed management
  • Worker protection standards
  • Insects, spiders and scorpions
  • Environmental safety and groundwater
  • Rodent burrow and fumigant updates

The workshop has been approved for six Nevada CEUs, available for Nevada pesticide applicators. Attendees must present their certification card in order to receive credit. Licensed pest control operators are not eligible for CEU credit at the Reno workshop.

The certification exam will be given at 9 a.m. Feb. 7 and 8 at the following locations: Feb. 7: Winnemucca Cooperative Extension office at 1085 Fairgrounds Road (775-623-6304) Feb. 8: Nevada Department of Agriculture, 405 So. 21st St. Sparks (775-353-3715) or Eureka Cooperative Extension Office, 701 So. Main St., Eureka, Nev. (775-237-5326) Pesticide applicators can also call the NDOA to make an appointment to take the test.

The exam fee is $25, and exam study materials are available from UNCE for $15. Participants must pre-register for the workshop before Jan. 26. To pre-register, contact John Carpenter at 775-353-3715 or email him.

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is the outreach college that extends knowledge from the University of Nevada — and other land-grant universities — to local communities to address critical needs. UNCE is a federal-state-county partnership with 19 statewide offices. Its more than 200 personnel -- with the help of volunteers -- conduct programs in agriculture; children, youth and families; community development; health and nutrition; horticulture; and natural resources.

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