MU Extension offers virtual and in-person pesticide applicator training in 2022

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension, in coordination with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, will offer in-person and online training for private pesticide applicators.

Samuel Polly, coordinator of the Missouri Pesticide Safety Education Program, said MU Extension agronomists will teach free online sessions through Zoom. Face-to-face sessions are currently scheduled in Jackson, Poplar Bluff, Carthage, Lamar, Neosho and Greenfield.

Virtual and in-person trainings are currently scheduled through Feb. 25, 2022. MDA requires private applicator recertification every five years. Register at

Commercial pesticide applicator training for 2022 will be offered virtually Jan. 11-March 23. There will be no certification training in 2022. MDA requires recertification for commercial applicators every three years. Register at

For more information, contact Polly at or 573-884-8596.