Certified pesticide applicators need recertification training and credits to keep their licenses up-to-date. To help provide this training, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has planned pesticide applicator recertification classes in Savannah, Griffin and Cartersville this February.
The Savannah class is set for Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Canebrake Road in Savannah. The registration fee is $50 and rises to $60 after Feb. 4.
The Griffin class will be held Feb. 18 on the UGA campus on Experiment Street in Griffin, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Cartersville class, also set for Feb. 18, will be held by web conference at the Bartow County Extension Office on West Cherokee Ave. in Cartersville from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The registration fee for the Griffin and Cartersville classes is $50 and rises to $60 after Feb. 10.
The topics vary slightly at each location but will include an introduction to invasive pests, integrated pest management, understanding and preventing resistance to pesticides, getting the most from pesticide labels, recent changes in pesticide regulations and UGA resources available for use in managing pests.
Certified applicators can earn five hours of Georgia Commercial Pesticide Credit for attending a class. This credit can be divided over categories 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 41. Private applicators can earn up to two credit hours.
Experts from UGA Extension, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Arrow Exterminators will teach the classes.
For a complete schedule or to register online, visit the website www.ugagriffincontinuingedu.com. For more information, call (770) 229-3477 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.