FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Farmer’s wishing to apply restricted-use pesticides to property that they own or control in the production of an agricultural commodity must be certified as private applicators in the state of Illinois.

Test-only sessions are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 (two sessions), U of I Extension, Tazewell County, 1505 Valle Vista Blvd, Pekin, at 10 a.m.-Noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, U of I Extension, Peoria County, 4810 N Sheridan, Peoria, at 10 a.m.-Noon.
  • Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, U of I Extension, Mason County, 127 S High Street, Havana, at 10 a.m.-Noon.

Pre-registration for private applicator testing is required. There is no fee to attend the test-only sessions and a registration page is available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/ or you may call University of Illinois Extension, Fulton County office at 309-547-3711 to pre-register.

A list of all statewide applicator training and testing clinics and a link to registrations are available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/psep/training/private/ .

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any event listed in this news release, contact your local Extension office.