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NMSU's Curry County Extension to offer pesticide applicator workshop, Dec. 8

New Mexico State University's Curry County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a free pesticide applicator workshop in Clovis Dec. 8, to allow area producers to renew their licenses before the end of the year.

"Helping our producers obtain continuing education units for recertification is our primary purpose for hosting this workshop," said Stan Jones, Curry County Extension agent. "The program provided will give attendees an update and reminder about the regulations and proper record keeping for audit purposes. There are always some great discussions that develop during these presentations."

Participants can earn five CEU's by attending the workshop. Renewal forms for a private applicator license must be submitted before Dec. 31.

At the workshop, Jason French, Extension pesticide program coordinator, will discuss pesticide record keeping as well as laws, rules and regulations.

Sam Smallridge, Extension wildlife specialist, will update producers on control and management of small vertebrates on local farms or ranches.

Monti Vandiver, an integrated pest management specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension, will talk to participants about an integrated approach to weed management. He will also discuss IPM and a systems approach to wheat production.

Presenters will be available to answer any questions during and after the program.

The workshop is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held at the Clovis Community College, Room 609, at 417 Schepps Blvd.

For more information on the workshop or recertification, contact Jones at 575-763-6505 or stanj@nmsu.edu.