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UW-Extension offer pesticide applicator training Program

The University of Wisconsin (UW) Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) Program provides training materials required to become a certified applicator in the state of Wisconsin. We also provide supplementary training materials and live training/review sessions in the winter months. The UW PAT Program does not advocate the use of pesticides as a tool, but simply provides the required training to become certified if the use of pesticides is warranted.

The UW PAT Program works with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) in the pesticide certification process. DATCP regulates and enforces pesticide laws in Wisconsin. DATCP also writes and administers the exams. To become certified you must purchase the appropriate training materials and present a Training Registration Certificate to DATCP at time of testing.

he University of Wisconsin-Extension Jefferson County Agriculture Program will be offering three Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT) sessions for individuals whose private pesticide applicator certification has expired or for first-time applicators Friday, Jan. 26, Thursday, Feb. 14 and Wednesday, March 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Successful completion of the training includes the state certification exam. Individuals who pass the exam will obtain their general farming private applicators certification. Certification is valued for five years.

The $30 registration fee covers the training manual, training session, test and certification.

The training manual includes suggestions on how to study for the exam and includes information that is important to review before attending the training session.

The PAT course will assist individuals in learning how to handle pesticides correctly to protect themselves, coworkers, the general public and the environment from adverse effects of pesticides. The course will focus on understanding and applying Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the coordinated use of multiple pest control methods, practices.

Contacts
Pesticide Applicator Training (PAT)
Department of Agronomy
University of Wisconsin
1575 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706-1597

Source: https://fyi.uwex.edu/pat/

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