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CORE Pesticide Training series

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension and the NYS IPM Pesticide Safety Education Program; this training is designed to for those that want to have a better understanding of handling and using pesticides safely and/or those that need to prepare for DEC pesticide applicators exam. Fee is $25 for Private Use Pesticide Applicators or $125 for Commercial Applicators, which includes all required manuals for taking the exam at no additional charge thanks to a generous sponsorship from Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance.

If you’re in need of recertification credits, the last 4 sessions will have DEC recertification credits assigned to them. In total, a certified applicator licensed in any private or non-private category could earn 8.5 CORE recertification credits by attending all 4 dates plus 1.25 credits in category 21 & 23.

Topics per date:

February 28th - Pesticide Formulations and Why They Matter

March 6th - Pesticides and the Environment & Category Exam Review (1.0 in CORE, 1.25 in 21,1.25 in 23)

March 13th - Using Pesticides Safely (2.75 in CORE)

March 27th - Making Sense of Pesticide Labels & Safe Storage and Transport of Pesticides (2.0 in CORE)

April 3 - Calibrating Equipment, Choosing Nozzles, and Spray Math (2.75 in CORE)

Need more details or have questions, please contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email Register by contacting Kelly Bourne at 585-268-7644 ext. 10 or email Cash or check accepted, full payment is due at start of the first session attended.


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18


CCE Allegany County
5435 County Rd. 48
Belmont, NY 14813

Last updated February 21, 2024