Private applicator training CEUs
Nolte clarified that the auxin trainings are not a substitute for the state-specified private applicator training, which is required for producers to purchase and use restricted-use, as well as state-limited use pesticides.
“AgriLife Extension specialists and county agents provide training that qualifies for CEUs statewide, however, the credits are also provided by various third parties, which TDA requires to seek approval prior to conducting any activities statewide,” said Mark Matocha, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension specialist with the Pesticide Safety Education Program, College Station.
Matocha said AgriLife Extension faculty are working with TDA and the private sector to “determine how to best meet audience needs during this time.”
Many AgriLife Extension programs are expected to be shifted to online delivery. A plan for those programs for the remainder of March and into April will be announced by AgriLife Extension administration. CEUs for programs will be offered as permitted and within required guidelines.