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November 1, 2000
Pesticide Applicator Training

University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) released both the commercial and private pesticide applicator training (PAT) schedules during the first week of November. All commercial, commercial-not-for-hire, and public operators and applicators should receive a renewal (one-year license) or retest notification letter and training clinic schedule from IDOA. In addition, all private applicators up for retest (three year license) should receive a retest letter from IDOA. In each case, exams are valid for three years.

This season, there are 28 commercial clinics and 146 private clinics statewide. Both clinic schedules (and much more!) can be viewed at the University of Illinois Extension Pesticide Safety Education Web site at http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/~pse. Private applicators, please contact your local University of Illinois Extension office to register for a clinic and to order study materials. All other operators and applicators should call the University of Illinois PAT Program at (800)644-2123 or (217)244-2123 to register for a clinic and to order study materials.

If you have never held a license or if you allowed your license to lapse, simply contact the appropriate office and register for a training and testing clinic. If you have questions about licensing, contact the IDOA at (800)641-3934.

20002001 Commercial PAT Clinics

Nov. 27-28: Springfield (GS, FC, GF, S, MOS)

Dec. 14-15: Urbana (GS, FC, S, GF)

Dec. 18-19: Peoria (GS, FC)

Dec. 20-21: Mt. Vernon (GS, FC, S, GF)

Jan. 3: Urbana (GS, D&R)

Jan. 4-5: Rockford (GS, T, O, ROW, MOS)

Jan. 16: DeKalb (GS, D&R)

Jan. 17-18: Peoria (GS, T, O, AQ)

Jan. 23-24: Collinsville (GS, T, O, ROW, AQ, MOS)

Jan. 25-26: Mt. Vernon (GS, T, O, MOS, ROW)

Jan. 29-30: Springfield (GS, T, O, ROW)

Jan. 31-Feb. 1: LaSalle (GS, FC, S, GF)

Feb. 8-9: Urbana (GS, T, O, ROW)

Feb. 15-16: Matteson (GS, T, O, ROW, MOS)

Feb. 22-23: Jacksonville (GS, FC)

Feb. 27-28: Willowbrook (GS, T, O)

Mar. 6-7: Streamwood (GS, T, O, ROW)

Mar. 12: Mt. Vernon (test only)

>Mar. 13: Collinsville (test only)

Mar. 14: Peoria (test only)

Mar. 20-21: Willowbrook (GS, T, O, ROW, AQ)

Mar. 22-23: Crystal Lake (GS, T, O)

Mar. 26-27: Moline (GS, T, O, ROW)

April 2-3: Willowbrook (GS, T, O, ROW)

April 4: Skokie (GS only)

April 11: Mt. Vernon (GS only)

April 18-19: Hillside (GS, T, O, ROW, PM)

May 9: Springfield (GS only)

Key to Training Codes

AQ = Aquatic, D&R = Demonstration and Research, FC = Field Crops, GF = Grain Facility, GS = General Standards, MOS = Mosquito, O = Ornamental, PM = Plant Management, ROW = Right-of-Way, S = Seed Treatment, T = Turf

Author: Bruce Paulsrud


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