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WCO to Host Pesticide Applicator Training in February
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/23/2018

The Wisconsin Custom Operators is organizing a commercial pesticide applicator training session next month in conjunction with the Forage Symposium at Chula Vista resort in Wisconsin Dells. The February 19 training will be instructed by staff from the University of Wisconsin Department of Agronomy and the exam will be proctored by the state's agriculture department. A field and vegetable training will also be offered.

Coordinators say 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.

"WCO members operate diverse businesses, and in addition to traditional forage harvesting, many of our members offer a wide variety of services including spraying," said WCO President Bryce O'Leary. "However, it's important to note that common products to manure application and forage harvesting require a commercial pesticide applicator's license. The timing and location of this training is designed to streamline this process."

The commercial pesticide applicator training also qualifies as continuing education towards the WCO Safety Certification program, now in its fourth year.

To register for the WCO commercial pesticide applicator training and the Forage Symposium, go to

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