OTTAWA — The University of Illinois Extension, Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit announced it will offer a testing-only session and certification program for private pesticide applicators.
Preregistration is required. Certification is required to apply restricted use pesticides. The session is in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Testing only will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the University of Illinois Extension, LaSalle County office, 1689 N. 31st Road, Suite 2, Ottawa.
To register, call the University of Illinois Extension, LaSalle County office by Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 815-433-0707. There is no charge for this program. If someone needs a reasonable accommodation, indicate when registering.
Private Applicator Manuals and workbooks can be purchased online or at local Extension offices in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and Oglesby on the Illinois Valley Community College campus. Questions may be directed to Daryle Wragge, ag program coordinator, at 309-364-2356.