Pesticide manual review class offered in Washtenaw County
Participants can prepare for the pesticide applicator certification exam by attending an optional review class on May 15, 2019, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Michigan State University Extension in southeast Michigan will be offering a pesticide manual review class (CORE review) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 15, 2019, at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office, 705 N. Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107. Online registration for the review session is available, or you can register by calling the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office at 734-997-1678. Registration cost is $20.
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 MDARD recertification credits (eight private or commercial RUP credits for an eight-hour class).
The regular MDARD certification exam will be held at multiple locations around the state, including the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office on May 16 at 9 a.m. Check the MDARD Online Pesticide Exam Scheduling website for more information about exams dates.
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 is $50 for private applicators and $75 for commercial applicators. MDARD requires that you register for the exam session by scheduling an appointment online or calling 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.
Registration does not include study manuals. You can 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.
Field Crops Virtual Breakfast is back for the 2019 growing season
In agriculture, things can change fast. To help growers keep up with weather, pests and crop management issues, the MSU Extension field crops team will again hold free Virtual Breakfast sessions every week during the growing season via Zoom video or phone conference. These virtual meetings will take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. starting April 25 through Sept. 5, 2019.
Participating is easy. Join using your computer or mobile device (audio and visual) following the Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/552324349. Or, call in from your phone (audio only) by dialing 669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID 552-324-349. To receive a weekly email reminder of the Virtual Breakfast, sign up at http://eepurl.com/gm-PIv. Participants receiving emails can opt in or out at any time.
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