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Fall pesticide training promises 'Non-Boring' programming

The "Fall CEU Program" is designed for private pesticide applicators who need continuing education units but don't want to be bored getting them, said a Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension agent .

The program will begin with registration at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center, said Crispin Skinner, Extension agent for agriculture in Nacogdoches County.

"We'll offer five CEU hours, one in laws and regulations, one in integrated pest management, two in general and one in drift management," Skinner said. "It's set in Nacogdoches, but any private pesticide applicator needing CEUs to renew their TDA (Texas Department of Agriculture) licenses can attend."

Included in the program will be presentations on feral hogs, identifying common and aquatic weeds, limiting pesticide drift and an update on laws and regulations.

The registration fee for those needing continuing education units will be $25, which will cover the costs of the training and the testing materials. For another $10, participants may purchase a barbecue dinner.

"Those not needing license renewal will only have to pay the $10 to cover the dinner expenses," Skinner said. "This program is designed for people with a private applicator license, but it has beneficial and educational information for all who attend."

The program will conclude by 8:30 p.m.

Skinner asked that participants preregister by Oct. 19 so he can arrange for enough training materials and meals. For more information or to register, call the Extension office in Nacogdoches at 936-560-7711.

The exposition center is located at 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive. For an online map and more information about the exposition center, see

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