Private applicators may complete this online course to renew their license between now and October 31, 2022.
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Covering the range from animal handling to equipment safety, including training and certification to keep producers and their workforce productive.
Those who apply pesticides for hire or as a government employee that applies pesticides while performing work duties, must have a commercial applicator license.
Private applicator certification is required before an agricultural producer can purchase or use a restricted use pesticide.
SDSU Extension will host commercial applicator training during the Sioux Falls Ag Expo.
In August 2021, a final rule was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the insecticide active ingredient chlorpyrifos. The rule revoked all tolerances for chlorpyrifos.
Recently, a federal appeals court gave the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a 60-day deadline to either ban insecticides containing chlorpyrifos or set new guidelines for its use.
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is again offering pesticide container recycling services across the state. The list of 2020 dates and locations is available now, with the first collection events on July 13 in Herreid and Selby, S.D.
One common misconception is that all chemical-resistant gloves provide the same amount of protection from insecticide products.
As a gardener or homeowner, you may be wondering what you can do with your leftover pesticide products (including herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides), or maybe you bought a new home and the garage or basement is full of mysterious containers with no labels. If products are stored in garages or other areas with a lot of temperature changes, these products may become entirely unusable. So what to do?