How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator license

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The first session will run from 10am to 1pm.In this session, we will review core exam topics related to pesticide labelling, safety, and basic integrated pest management concepts.We will also have a presentation by DEC representatives discussing the process of applying to sit for the exam, testing, and the licensing.This does not substitute for the 30 hour training course, but rather to give additional tips and study advice to better help prepare for the exam. DEC representatives will also be able to process your exam applications at this session; the cost is $100. Participants will also want to buy the CORE exam manual and the category manual associated with their crop. They are not necessary for the class but are recommended and can be bought at https://www.cornellstore.com/books/cornell-cooperative-ext-pmep-manuals.

Light refreshments will be provided from 1 to 1:30.

The afternoon session will run from 1:30 to 3, and will be focused on tree fruit production, covering topics of the private fruit category 22 exam. In particular, we will give an overview of integrated pest management as it relates to orchards, and will then discuss key orchard pests common to Northern New York. Attendees of the afternoon session will receive a copy of the private fruit category 22 manual to take home, one manual per farm in attendance.The afternoon session is sponsored by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program project “Identification and physical exclusion of key pests in apple orchards in northern New York”.

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Kitty O’Neil
Regional Field Crops & Soils Specialist, CCE-St. Lawrence
(315) 854-1218


CCE Clinton County
6064 State Route 22
Plattsburgh, New York 12901