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From MSU News Service

MONTANA – The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program will be coordinating five regional pesticide-training events across Montana in April. These seven-hour trainings are designed for individuals who want to learn more about pesticides and/or qualify for a Montana private applicator license. A private applicator license enables pesticide applicators to purchase and use restricted use pesticide products to manage pests on land they own, rent or lease.

The registration fee is $30 and will cover training materials, speaker costs and a catered lunch. Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register as space is limited.

Training opportunities are available on April 9 in Kalispell for Flathead County, and on April 10 in Plains for Sanders County. Trainings will run from 8:10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Several speakers from MSU and the Montana Department of Agriculture will cover an array of subjects at each event, including integrated pest management, pesticide movement in the environment, pesticide safety and toxicity, pesticide law, calibrating ground sprayer equipment, understanding the private applicator license, and reading and understanding the pesticide product label. 

Attendees will qualify for a private applicator pesticide license by attending the entire event. Current private applicators may attend the entire program for six private pesticide recertification credits.  See program agenda and details at:

For questions on registration contact Amy Bowser at 406-994-5178 or 

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