Private pesticide applicator certification class Tuesday in Pierre

SDSU Extension will be hosting a private pesticide applicator certification class in Pierre on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the SDSU Regional Extension Center, located at 412 West Missouri Ave. The class will run from 1 to 4 pm CST.


Anyone in South Dakota who wishes to purchase “restricted use pesticides” or who is using pesticides in the production of an agricultural commodity amounting to greater than one thousand dollars’ gross sales potential per year on any property is required to be certified as a private applicator.


If you’re private applicator certification has expired or you would like to become a certified private applicator for the first time you should attend this class. The class is free and certification will be good for five years (December 2023). All attendees are required to bring a government issued picture ID when they attend this certification class.


A full listing of private pesticide applicator trainings scheduled for South Dakota can be found at the SD Department of Agriculture webpage.


For more information please contact the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Pierre at 605-773-8120.