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WCO to Host Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/23/2019

The Wisconsin Custom Operators announced it will hold a commercial pesticide applicator training and test next month in conjunction with the Forage Symposium at Chula Vista resort in Wisconsin Dells. Many custom operators are required to have a commercial pesticide applicator's license to handle products like nitrogen stabilizers and forage and silage inoculants.

Owners, crew leaders and employees from the custom farming industry are encouraged to attend the forum on February 18. The commercial pesticide applicator training also qualifies as continuing education towards the WCO Safety Certification program, now in its fifth year.

The training will be instructed by staff from the University of Wisconsin-Department of Agronomy and the exam will be proctored by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. A field and vegetable training will be offered which is the same as the open training sessions that are offered throughout the state. This certification category is broad yet is what individuals who treat manure or apply inoculants are required to have.

To register for the WCO commercial pesticide applicator training and the Forage Symposium, go to wiscustomoperators.org. The fee to attend is $30 plus the cost of the manual. Attendees must purchase the training manual ahead of time for $47 for a printed manual or $42 for a pdf version. WCO members will have their registration fee refunded at the training as a member benefit. Lunch will be provided.

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