To help meet the needs of local agricultural producers needing a Pesticide Applicators License, training is now offered on a monthly schedule (the first Tuesday of the month – except October).  The next training will be conducted on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the Nueces County Extension Office located in the Calderon Bldg. at 710 E Main in Robstown, Texas.

The training will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude by 11:30 a.m.  Testing will be administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture at the same location.

A Private Pesticide Applicator is defined by law as a person who uses or supervises the use of a restricted-use or state-limited use pesticide for the purpose of producing an agricultural commodity.  Participants wishing to take the training must make reservations prior to the training date by contacting the Nueces County Extension Office at 361-767-5223. The fee for the training is $50 and includes study manuals.  For additional information about the training contact Jeff Stapper, County Extension Agent - Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Individuals with disabilities, who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any of the mentioned activities, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office eight days before all programs for assistance.