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The following is a list of trainings that applicators may need to handle, mix, load,
and/or apply certainproducts. Read the descriptions carefully to see which training(s) apply to you or
workers under yoursupervision.
This training is for certification and recertification of private applicators. If you have never had a private applicator
license, or it has been over 5-years since you had one, you must contact a County Extension Office. They can provide the initial certification training required for first-timers or
those that have let their license lapse more than 5-years.
Find Initial and Recertification Resources
This training is for commercial and non-Commercial applicators that have and want
to maintain a license. Recertification is required every 3 years in most cases.
Find Recertification Resources
EPA mandated annual training for employees that are considered pesticide handlers-
those who mix, load or apply agricultural pesticides; clean or repair pesticide application
equipment; or assist with the application of pesticides. This 40-minute video produced
by Iowa State University can be downloaded orstreamed by agricultural employers to train their own employees.
View the Worker Protection Standards Video
Per EPA, any person who intends to use paraquat must be a certified applicator and
is required to complete this training every 3 years. “Use” includes pre-application
activities involving mixing and loading the pesticide, applying the pesticide, and
other pesticide-related activities. Including but not limited to: transporting or
storing opened pesticide containers, cleaning equipment, and disposing of excess pesticides,
spray mix, equipment wash waters, pesticide containers, and other paraquat-containing
materials. Read the sign-on instructions carefully to self-enroll.
Enroll in Paraquat Online Training
Any applicator planning to apply Enlist formulations to labeled crops should complete
the revised online Enlist training. Annual renewal is required by the Arkansas Agriculture
Department, even if applicators have held this certificate in prior seasons.
Complete the Online Enlist Training
This training requirement is for all Arkansas commercial, non-commercial, private,
and commercial applicator technicians applying dicamba to non-dicamba crops, pasture
and rangeland, or for burn-down use. This training is required annually
Complete the Online Dicamba Training
Anyone wanting to apply new Dicamba formulations (Engenia®, Tavium®, or Xtendimax®)
before May 26th and in-crop must complete a dicamba specific company training. Applicators
can complete any company dicamba training regardless of which new formulation they
intend on applying. Applicators should check the following company websites for training
that meets this requirement. This training is required annually.
Find BASF resources for Engenia®
Find Bayer resources for Xtendimax®
Find Syngenta resources for Tavium®
Jason DavisApplication TechnologistPhone: 870-793-7432Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ples SpradleyPesticide Assessment SpecialistPhone: 501-671-2234E-Mail: email@example.com