A private pesticide applicator is someone who uses or supervises the use of restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides to produce an agricultural commodity on:
- Personally owned property;
- Rented property;
- Property owned by his or her employer;
- Property under his or her general control; or
- The property of another person if applied without compensation, other than the trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities.
An agricultural commodity is a plant or animal grown for sale, lease, barter, feed or human consumption and animals raised for farm or ranch work. No license is required to apply general-use pesticides to produce agricultural commodities. The first step in the process is attend a 4 hrs training provided at the Hopkins County Extension Office. These trainings are offered 4 times a year. The dates for 2020 are Feb 12, May 13, August 12 and November 18. For more information please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Courtesy by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources