Private Applicator License training slated in Robstown

If you go

• WHAT: Private applicator license training and testing

• WHEN: 8:30 a.m. May 28

• WHERE: John Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., Robstown

• COST: $50 for private applicator manual (available at the Extension Office), $60 for application fee

There will be changes to the way the Texas Department of Agriculture offers private applicator licenses after June 1.

Before changes go into effect, Nueces County and area producers will have a chance to complete training and take a test May 28 at the John Calderon Building in Robstown.

Those attending the training are encouraged to purchase the private applicator manual at the extension office. The total cost of the manual and training is $50. To become a licensed private applicator, the producer must complete the training program, make a passing score on the exam and submit an application with the required fee of $60.

After June 1, the Texas Department of Agriculture will no longer host the exams but instead will contract with PSI Services to administer the agriculture pesticides exam. Trained individuals will then need to submit forms and a $60 fee to the Texas Department of Agriculture then register and schedule the exam with PSI Services.

For more information or to register for training and testing, call the Nueces County Extension Office at 361-767-5223.