Virginia Cooperative Extension offices in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will offer a commercial pesticide certification preparation course in February.
The course will provide training on the basics of pesticide application, as well as in commercial pesticide categories 3A (ornamentals) and 3B (turf), reported Westmoreland County agriculture and natural resources Extension agent Stephanie Romelczyk.
Commercial pesticide certification is needed by anyone applying pesticides for hire or by employees using pesticides as part of their job duties, said Romelczyk. This training will prepare applicators for pesticide applications to turf and ornamentals.
The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. February 13, 20, and 24 at the Richmond County VCE office, 460 Main Street, Warsaw. The fee is $10 per day, or $25 total. The fee does not include the license application testing fee to take the exam or lunches.
To register, contact the Westmoreland County VCE office, 493-8924.