Pesticide & Fertilizer Recertification

  • December 19, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • OSU South Centers Endeavor Center, 1864 Shyville Rd., Room 160, Piketon, 45661
  • Registration required by December 17
  • Contact: Will Hamman, Pike Co. OSU Extension, 740-289-4837 or hamman.41@osu.edu

Dear Agricultural Producer:

As a holder of a private applicator certification for restricted-use pesticides and/or fertilizer, I want to remind you about the upcoming pesticide recertification class. If your license expires in March 2020, you need to attend a training session. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sending out a letter to make you aware of recertification opportunities.  If you have already received your recertification credits, this will be indicated on your letter received from ODA.

We will be holding a recertification session from 4:00-9:30 pm on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in Room 160 of the Endeavor Center at the OSU Centers at Piketon.  This will cover both pesticide recertification and fertilizer recertification. The fertilizer session will be held the first hour beginning at 4:00 pm.  Pizza and drinks will be provided. You must call the Pike County office at 740-289-4837 by December 17 so we can plan for the food. Please bring $5.00 to cover the food cost. There will be no additional charge for this meeting.

If you can’t attend these sessions, other recertification sessions will be held in our area.  Please refer to http://pested.osu.edu/privaterecert.html  for those other opportunities.

If you want to add any categories, training materials are available at the Extension Office. You can access the study materials and must pre-register for testing online at http://pested.osu.edu. Tests are scheduled at the Piketon location usually on the third Thursday of the month beginning at noon.  If you need to contact ODA, the number for Pesticide Regulation is (614) 728-6987.