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Testing for Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) pesticide applicator licenses will be held at the Wichita County Extension office on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. This testing will be for all classes of TDA pesticide applicator licenses: Private, Commercial, and Non-Commercial. Pre-registration is required. Call TDA at (214) 631-0265 to pre-register.

Commercial and Non-Commercial Pesticide applicator exams begin at 9 a.m. Applicants for these licenses must successfully complete three exams – General, Laws & Regulations, and subject area. There is no charge for taking the General and Laws & Regulations exams. Subject area exams cost $24 each, and the fee must be paid by check or money order. Subject areas include: Field Crop Pest Control, Weed & Brush Control in Pasture & Rangeland, Ornamental & Turf Pest Control, Right-of-Way Pest Control, Aerial, Vector (mosquito), and Aquatic Plant & Animal Pest Control. A complete listing of subject area exams can be obtained by calling the TDA regional office at (214) 631-0265. Study materials for Commercial and Non-Commercial applicator exams can be purchased through the Texas AgriLife Extension website: www-aes.tamu.edu.

Persons seeking to acquire a Private Pesticide Applicator’s license must attend a Private Applicator training prior to the test date. The Wichita County Extension office will hold a Private Applicator training on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, beginning at 8 a.m. Testing for the license will immediately follow. Pre-registration is required. Cost for the training and study materials is $50. Contact the Wichita County Extension office at (940) 716-8610 to register or for more information. The Wichita County Extension office is located on the second floor of the County Courthouse Annex at 600 Scott Street in downtown Wichita Falls.

The final 2012 date for General pesticide applicator testing in Wichita Falls will be Nov. 28. For more information on Extension programs contact your county Extension office. In Wichita County the office is located at 600 Scott in Wichita Falls or call 940.716.8610.

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