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NMSU Extension Service to host pesticide training, private applicator test in Jarales

JARALES, N.M. - New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service offices in Valencia and Socorro counties will host pesticide training and testing for private applicators from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at the Jarales Community Center, 426 State Highway 109 in Jarales.

"This training is required by law for anyone who has agricultural land and is going to spray their own property with restricted-use pesticides," said Kyle Tator, Valencia County Extension agent. "To purchase such chemicals, individuals must have a license from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, which is obtained by taking this class and passing the test."

The course is also open to people with public or commercial applicator licenses to earn five continuing education units.

For more information or to register for the workshop, call Kyle Tator in Valencia County at 505-565-3002 or Tom Dean in Socorro County at 505-565-3002.

There is no fee for the training, but a fee of $15 is required of participants intending to take the private applicator licensing test. Payment of the fee should be by check made payable to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.