Pesticide recertification credit opportunities offered at Cooperative Extension

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Sep. 17—LUMBERTON — The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Robeson County Center has released a list of pesticide training opportunities to take place at the O.P. Owens Agriculture Center.

Training will provide two hours of recertification credit towards private applicator and commercial ground applicator licenses. Specific categories are approved for each available training. Private applicators (farmers) must receive all required recertification credits by Sept. 30 if their certification expires in 2022.

Applicator credit status can be checked online at http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/LicenseSearch.htm.

Private Applicator Soil Fumigation Z — Training will be offered online from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 8:30 a.m. Training will provide an overview of certification requirements, label changes, fumigation management plans and best management practices for fumigant use.

Register at www.go.ncsu.edu/soilfumigation.

Private Applicator Recertification V Training will be available in person from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 27, and online from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 27.

The training will provide private applicators an update on new label changes and restrictions, protection of pollinators, FieldWatch/Driftwatch, Auxin Herbicides, Worker Protection Standard Revisions and Pesticide Safety Reminders. This training is approved for two hours of category V credit.

Register for the in-person class at www.go.ncsu.edu/pested, and for the online class at www.go.ncsu.edu/pestrecert.

Pesticide Hazards and First Aid training will be held in person from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 27. Register at www.go.ncsu.edu/pested.

Training will provide an overview of the hazards associated with the mixing, loading, application and disposal of pesticides. Pesticide exposures, symptom recognition, and first aid for poisoning will also be discussed. This training is approved for two hours of category A, B, D, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, T, X credits.

For more information or to register for these meetings, contact Mac Malloy at 910-671-3276 or by E-mail at Mac_Malloy@ncsu.edu. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact the Cooperative Extension at 910-671-3276 no later than 10 business days before the date specified for each event.

The O.P. Owens Agricultural Center is located at 455 Caton Road, Lumberton.