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Extension Educational Programs & Services
White County, Arkansas

 

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Pesticide Applicator Trainings Scheduled for White County Dec 2018 through March 2019

Federal law requires that a person who purchases or applies a restricted use pesticide must have a current pesticide applicator license and receive periodic pesticide safety training.

Restricted use pesticides are those that have higher risk potential for humans, wildlife, and the environment. The Federal government has determined that the benefits provided by these pesticides outweigh the risks as long as they are properly handled, applied, and disposed of. Knowledge and prevention are the keys to avoiding accidents and unwanted exposure.

In Arkansas, the licensing of pesticide applicators and the enforcement of pesticide laws and regulations is the responsibility primarily of the Arkansas State Plant Board. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for certain pesticide regulations concerning transportation and disposal. The required safety training, also known as certification or recertification, is provided by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture through the Cooperative Extension Service.

Note: An individual is not eligible to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides until a License is actually issued.

The Cooperative Extension Service is committed to providing the required training, as we have three trainings scheduled for your convenience. The fee will be $20 per person for the pesticide applicator training provided by the White County Extension office. You will pay at the door on the day of the training. 

 In summary:

All private applicator training sessions provided by the Cooperative Extension Service will cost $20 per person payable at the door on the day of the training session. This registration fee does not affect the price you pay the Arkansas State Plant Board for your license.

Please remember that in most cases you will need the training (i.e., pay the $20 registration fee) only once every 5 years. 

Currently, there are three training programs scheduled in White County. These are listed below.

December 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the White County Fairgrounds

February 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Bald Knob Elementary School Cafeteria

March 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the ASU-Beebe Farm 

Peach Pruning Workshop coming!

Location: Ritter Farms

251 Highway 258

Judsonia, AR

March 5 10:00–Noon 

Agenda:   

Welcome - Matt Wilson, Ritter Farms

Introduction to the Principles of Pruning:  Sherri Sanders, CEA-Agriculture Pruning Safety Practices

Hands-On Pruning–as a group 

Grab a lawn chair and a bottle of water and join us for some hands-on lessons in pruning peach trees.  Please bring pruning tools such as hand pruners, loppers, pruning saws and safety glasses. For more information, see flyer.

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Bring your lunch and come join us for quick, informative sessions during lunch.  February 20, 27, and March 6 and 13.  For more information, see flyer.   It's FREE!

 

2019 Master Gardener Training

White County Master Gardener Program

2019 White County Master Gardener Training

Thursdays, February 21 through March 21

For more information, call the White County Extension Service at 501-268-5394 or see flyer.


The University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the White County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. Learn more about Master Gardeners at www.uaex.edu


The University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

La Universidad de la División de Sistemas de Arkansas de Agricultura ofrece a todos sus programas y servicios de extensión e investigación sin importar la raza, color, sexo, identidad de género, orientación sexual, origen nacional, religión, edad, discapacidad, estado civil o de veterano, información genética, o cualquier otro estado legalmente protegido, y es una acción afirmativa / ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Photo: Flyer for White County Master Gardener training.

 
Peach pruning workshop information

Peach Pruning

Join White County agent Sherri Sanders at the hands-on peach pruning demonstration on March 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. - noon.

Location:  Ritter Farms, 251 Highway 258, Judsonia, AR 

Agenda:  

Welcome - Matt Wilson, Ritter Farms

Introduction to the Principles of Pruning - Sherri Sanders, CEA - Agriculture

Pruning Safety Practices - Sherri Sanders

Hands-on Pruning - as a group

Grab a lawn chair and a bottle of water and join us for some hands-on lessons in pruning Peach trees.   Please bring pruning tools such as hand pruners, loppers, pruning saws and safety glasses.

For more information, contact White County Extension at 501-268-5394