Nebraska Extension Hosting Program Series For Producers Renewing Private Pesticide Applicator License, Informational Sessions

WAYNE – A program series pertaining to ‘Confronting Cropping Challenges’ will be making several stops in northeast Nebraska in early December.

According to a release from Nebraska Extension staff in Wayne County, producers in the area will have an opportunity to learn from cropping issues that impacted the area during the 2021 growing season.

The ‘Confronting Cropping Challenges’ program will help producers make decisions for the 2022 growing season and they can renew their private pesticide applicator license. In its fifth year of the Confronting Cropping Challenges program, responses from previous years have been very positive.

This year the program will be offered in five locations across northeast Nebraska in December.

They include the Holt County Courthouse (annex) in O’Neill on Tuesday, December 7; Ag Park (club room) in Columbus on Wednesday, December 8; Nielsen Community Center in West Point on Thursday, December 9; City Auditorium in Randolph on Tuesday, December 14 and Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion on Thursday, December 16.

Each program will begin at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Main topics that will be addressed will be ‘Fall Armyworms and will they be back?’; ‘Tar Spot a new disease confirmed in corn’; ‘Herbicide Selection’ and ‘Provide Pesticide Applicator Recertification’.

Producers can join Nebraska Extension officials for just the first three informational sessions or if you need to renew your private pesticide applicator license in 2022, plan to attend the whole program.

Even though this training is being offered in 2021, you will not lose a year of certification on your license. Note that this training will only offer recertification of private pesticide licenses. Those needing initial training will need to attend one of the other trainings offered in early 2022.

In addition to cropping info, the four topics will cover important areas for pesticide applicators such as IPM, reading a label, resistance management and minimizing environmental concerns. The program being offered in Albion will be more tailored to those producers with cattle.

Cost for the program is $10 if you are only attending the first three sessions or if you’re being recertified for your private pesticide applicators license, the cost will be $60. The additional $50 is the same as you would pay to be recertified at a traditional private pesticide applicator training.

Preregistration is appreciated but not required by going to

For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension office.