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The annual District 8 CEU Seminar hosted at thirteen locations across Texas A&M AgriLife Extension District 8 on Thursday, December 11, 2014. This seminar will offer eight (8) CEU’s for the private applicator license and certificate holders. The approved credit hours are: four (4) General, one (1) Laws and Regulation, two (2) IPM hours and one (1) Drift hour. Commercial and non-commercial license holders will be able to obtain all of their needed hours for license renewal with the first 5 hours of the program. The Texas Pesticide Law requires that a person may not use a restricted-use or state-limited-use pesticides or regulated herbicides unless licensed or certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture. All applicators must obtain continuing education units (CEU’s) to renew their license.

Private Applicators License must obtain 15 hours of CEU’s every five years to renew/recertify their license. These hours must include two hours of laws and regulations, two hours of integrated pest management (IPM), and any mix of these and General hours to equal the required 15 hours of CEU’s.   Licensed commercial and non-commercial applicators are required to recertify every year by obtaining five continuing education credits; with one credit each from two of the following categories: laws and regulations, integrated pest management or drift minimization.

Topics and speakers include: Laws & Regulations; Pest Control Around the Home & Barn – Dr. Mike Merchant, Professor & Extension Urban Entomologist; Calibration & Nozzle Selection to Reduce Spray Drift – Matt Matocha, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist; Forage Pest Management – Dr. Allen Knutson, Professor & Extension Entomologist; Identification & Control of Noxious Weeds – David Stichler, Consultant, DuPont; Nutrient Runoff Management of Ag Enterprises – Dr. Sam Feagley, Professor & State Soil Environmental Specialist; Chemical & Mechanical Weed Management in Forages – Dr. Larry Redmon, Professor & State Extension Specialist; Controlling External Parasites of Livestock – Dr. Rick Machen, Professor & Extension Livestock Specialist

Persons interested in attending one of this program on December 11 in Williamson County must register before 5 p.m. on December 8 by calling 512.943.3300 or on-line at You must pre-register to guarantee a spot in the program. The cost of registration is $50, includes lunch and is payable at the door as long as you are pre-registered.   Registration will start at 7 a.m. at the Williamson County Extension office located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation in order to participate in Extension sponsored events are encouraged to contact the County Extension office one week in advance to determine how reasonable accommodations may be made



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