UI Extension, Canyon County offers classes and resources on a variety of crop production topics
Pesticide Safety Education Course (Pre-License)
This course given every year by UI Extension and the Idaho State Department of Agriculture.
Farmers, farm workers, agricultural and landscape industry professionals and government officials attend the class. Topics include:
- Pesticide formulations, labels and safety
- Weeds and their control
- Insect pests and their control
- Groundwater quality
- Pesticide fate in the environment
- Pesticide use and record keeping
- Pesticide storage and spill management
- Spray equipment calibration
Annual Pesticide Safety Re-Certification Training Course
UI Extension and ISDA employees host a one-day training class every December in Caldwell for current pesticide applicators. Participants receive six Idaho pesticide re-certification credits for the training.
Topics vary but generally cover:
- Chemical registration
- Pest management
- Record keeping
- Personal protective equipment
- Noxious weeds
Please note: The in-person December Pesticide Safety Re-Certification Training Course will not be held in 2020. University of Idaho Extension has developed a series of online webinars for Pesticide Applicators to obtain the credits needed to maintain their license. Information for the Pesticide Re-Certification Webinar Series can be found at uidaho.edu/extension/ipm.