Private Applicator Certification
A private applicator is a person applying pesticides to produce an agricultural product (including forestry, nursery or greenhouse) on land owned or rented by the person or the person's employer. A person making any other kind of pesticide application is considered to be a commercial applicator (except for persons applying general-use pesticides in or around their own home). Required for private applicators who apply restricted use pesticides.
Examples of private applicators include a farmer applying pesticides to his crops on his owned or rented land or an employee of that farmer doing the same; greenhouse or nursery workers making pesticide applications on the land or in the greenhouses of their employer.
Purchase private applicator training materials and inquire about applicator certification training from your local UW Extension county agent. A schedule is posted on the UWEX Pesticide Applicator Training website. Training materials cost $30.00 per applicator category and $5.00 per subcategory.
Certification is good for five years.
For more information: 608-224-4548.
Agchem Management Pesticide Applicator Informational Video - You can select short, individual video segments (1-2 minutes) on topics ranging from worker protection, pesticide handling & mixing, spill response, commercial lawncare, pesticide drift, water quality, endangered species, and integrated pest management to clean sweep.