The Richmond Register

February 5, 2013

Private pesticide applicator certification Thursday

By Brandon Sears
Extension Agent

RICHMOND — The final training of the season to certify or re-certify those that need Private Farm Pesticide Applicator Certification (PATIM) will take place this Thursday, Feb. 7 at noon and 6 p.m. at the Madison County Extension Office. If you are spraying restricted use pesticides on your farm, you need this certification. If you charge a fee to someone else for these services, you will need to obtain a Commercial Applicator License through KDA. The private pesticide applicator training does not pertain to the Commercial Applicator License Certification.

You need to attend only one session to be certified to use restricted-use pesticides on your farm. There is no cost for this certification.

It is important to note that if you are not using your present card, and will not be using restricted-use pesticides in the future, you do not need to re-certify. Call to let us know, and we can take your name off our list. If you have questions, please call me at 623-4072.

Clark, Madison and Estill County corn and soybean production update

If you grow corn or soybeans, you will want to make plans to attend our annual production update on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Clark County Extension Office in Winchester. University of Kentucky Extension Grains Specialist Dr. Chad Lee will cover the following topics: plant population, row spacing, planting dates, variety selection and fertility management.

A meal will be served so please call 623-4072 to reserve a spot or with any questions.

National Farm Machinery Show Bus almost full

There are only a few chances left to reserve your seat for the Bus Trip to the National Farm Machinery Show. The bus leaves Ag Credit at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. There is a 55 person maximum. You must reserve a seat. Call the Extension Office at 623-4072, to make your reservation. Cost per person is $5 for the trip, which includes the driver's tip. The bus will arrive back in Richmond around 5 p.m. that same day. Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Ag Credit, Madison County Farm Bureau and the Madison County Beef Cattle Association.

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