Carol Pinnell-Alison | 9/17/2005 1:57:08 AM
A private applicator's pesticide license for purchasing restricted use pesticides for personal use may be obtained the following way.
The license may be renewed by attending a recertification training meeting offered by the LSU AgCenter. Training must be completed prior to the expiration date of the license or retesting will be required. Call your local Extension Office for their meeting schedule.
Recertification training is offered by the county agent in Franklin Parish in January or February. Call the Franklin Parish Extension office at 318-435-7551 for more information.
For a complete list of upcoming pesticide recertification meetings, please call your Louisiana Department of Agriculture District office. The LDAF District office phone number in Monroe is 318-345-7595 or you may call the Louisiana Department of Agriculture main office in Baton Rouge at 225-925-3796.
If a person is purchasing and applying restricted use pesticides for a fee then they will need to obtain a commercial pesticide applicators license. There are several commercial license categories. The LDAF in Baton Rouge can advise them on the license category needed and the testing procedure.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture