Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16, 2020. The COVID-19 Information page on the PSEP website will serve as a hub for PSEP-related information during the interrupted training season. The page will continue to be updated as things develop and more information becomes available.
In lieu of in-person private applicator training sessions, we are directing all private applicators to use our online program to certify or recertify. First-time and recertifying private applicators can use this program. The price of this program has been temporarily reduced to match the price of the in-person sessions ($40). This isn’t an easy process. Please plan on 5+ hours to complete this and it doesn’t have to be completed in one setting. This handout was created by Jenny Nixon, Nathan Mueller and Sarah Sivits that contains step by step registration instructions.
- Please go to: https://psep.education/applicator/ to register for the online private training course.
Initial Commercial/Noncommercial PSEP
Initial training for commercial/noncommercial applicators will be available solely through FlipBooks available online at the PSEP store.
- Nebraska Department of Agriculture has temporarily suspended all testing for private and commercial /noncommercial PSEP.
Recertification Commercial/Noncommercial PSEP
The Pesticide Office has developed a temporary online recertification method for commercial/noncommercial applicators. This online course will replace in-person recertification sessions for the remainder of the 2020 training season. This method will be available the week of April 6-10. If you still need to recertify your commercial/noncommercial license please contact the Extension Pesticide Office.
If you have registered for one of the remaining in-person recertification sessions, the Extension Pesticide Office will contact you via email to ensure you are able to utilize the online option and get recertified. Please watch your inbox for messages from the Pesticide Office. Please also check your spam/junk folder in the event the email goes there.
Chemigation Recertification AND Initial
Those seeking both initial and recertification chemigation certification can accomplish this entirely online by completing the online course and test. Those recertifying will enter your Chemigation Applicator ID number. Those who are initial will type ‘INITIAL’ instead of a number.
Dicamba training can be taken online at: https://pested.unl.edu/dicamba
- NDA info including list of certified applicators: https://nda.nebraska.gov/pesticide/dicamba.html
March-All In-Person Events are Cancelled
April-July (Please check with local Extension Office)
Apr. 8: Yonts Water Conference, Gering Civic Center, Gering
Apr. 17 & 24: Intro to Beekeeping Field Days, TBD
Apr. 20-21: Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods, UNL Food Processing Center
May 2: Intro to Beekeeping Field Day, TBD
May 13: Field Scout Training, ENREC (former ARDC near Mead)
June 24: Weed Management Field Day, SCAL near Clay Center
July 8: Palmer Amaranth Mgmt Field Day, near Carleton