The Nueces County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Private Pesticide Applicator Training Monday, February 7, 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. followed by testing administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

A Private 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 in the training should secure a study manual from their local Extension office prior to the training. The study manual is $25.00.  Participants are encouraged to bring a pencil and calculator for the exam. Reviewing the study manual prior to the training and test will improve performance on the exam.  For additional information about the training contact Jeff Stapper, County Extension Agent - Agriculture & Natural Resources at (361) 767-5223.