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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Pesticide safety and certification

Responsible management of pests and pesticides is essential to public health, safety and environmental protection. Extension provides education for anyone who use pesticides at home, on farms, in buildings and managing natural resources and landscapes. 

Workshop update

We are working with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to develop remote training opportunities for Fall 2020. Please check this page for updates or send your email address to jhendrix@umn.edu to receive an email update. Type "Email Notification Request" in the subject line.

The full list of opportunities should be posted by September 1, 2020.

Programs and training

Commercial, noncommercial applicator

If you apply pesticides on your employer's or customer's land or sites.

Private applicator

If you apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) on your agricultural land.

Structural applicator

If you apply pesticides on, in, under or around structures.


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