Pesticide manual review class offered in Washtenaw County

Participants can prepare for the pesticide applicator certification exam by attending an optional review class on Dec. 11, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

November 12, 2018 - Author: Ricardo Costa-Silva

Pesticide review class
Photo by Ricardo Silva, MSU Extension

Michigan State University Extension in southeast Michigan will be offering a pesticide manual review class at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2018.

This review is intended to help prepare participants for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) pesticide applicator certification exams. This is an optional review session and you are not required to take this class in order to take the MDARD exam. Those attending the review session will receive four MDARD recertification credits. This is also a MAEAP phase 1 event that can be used towards a farm’s verification.

The review session will cover chapters 1 to 12 of the pesticide core manual. Emphasize will be to prepare participants for the test using multiple choice practice questions on an interactive basis. A ground water flow model will be presented by Nicholas Machinski, MAEAP technician at Washtenaw County Conservation District, to show how pollutants can flow into the groundwater and how they can affect water quality.

The regular MDARD certification exam will be held at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12 at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office, 705 N. Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107. If you plan to take the MDARD exam, be prepared to pay by check (no cash or credit cards) payable to the State of Michigan. The fee for private applicators is $50 and for commercial applicators is $75. MDARD requires that you register for the exam session by scheduling an appointment at www.michigan.gov/pestexam or by calling them at 1-800-292-3939. MDARD does not accept walk-ins or late arrivals. Spaces are limited so schedule your exam as soon as possible. A photo identification is also required.

To register for the review session, please call the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office at 734-997-1678 or Ricardo Costa, MSU Extension field crops educator, at 573-639-8971. The cost to attend the review session is $10. Online registration is not available.

This registration does not include study manuals. You can download a free copy of the National Applicator Core Training Manual (without private or commercial applicator Michigan addendum) or order the “National Applicator Core Training Manual & Michigan Private Applicator Addendum” (E3007KITP) or “National Applicator Core Training Manual and Michigan Commercial Applicator Addendum” (E3008KITC) through the National Pesticide Safety Education Center Store website.

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