The Monte Mucho Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rio Bravo Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) will hold a private pesticide applicator’s license training from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 15, 2010 in the Bryan Gonzalez community room at the First National Bank, 305 N. Smith Avenue, in Hebbronville.

Registration is $10 and will include lunch. Attendees will receive five continuing education units (CEUs) toward their pesticide applicators license, which will include two CEUs in General, one CEU in IPM, one CEU in Laws and Regulations, and one CEU in Drift.

The training is coordinated through the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) who will be responsible for issuing the CEUs that are required to obtain the license.

The Texas Pesticide Law requires that a person may not use a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides unless licensed or certified by TDA. Additionally, applicators are to keep records of pesticide applications for two years. All applicators must obtain continuing education units (CEUs) to renew their license. Private applicator licenses are valid for five years, and the applicator must obtain 15 CEUs during that time to renew.

To reserve a seat respond by Jan. 13 or more information, contact Erika Melo at 361-527-3253, ext. 3.