News & Events

2020 Commercial Recertification Trainings

January 9, 2020 (Thursday) - Dayton Convention Center
January 24, 2020 (Friday) - Sandusky, Kalahari Conference Center 
February 12, 2020 (Wednesday) - Akron, John S. Knight Center 
February 27, 2020 (Thursday) - Columbus Convention Center (Lunch will be limited at Columbus)

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Paper registration will be mailed in mid November.

2020 Commercial New Applicator Trainings

Choose the date below for event information and registration:

February 19
March 25
April 15
May 13
August 19
October 7

General Pest Control (Category 10a and Core): March 24 - 25

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection - New Dates

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Understanding Pesticides in Organic and Conventional Crop Production Systems (pdf)
Protecting Pollinators While Using Pesticides (pdf)
Choosing a Pesticide Product (pdf)

PEP-Talk, September 2018

Volume 21 / Issue 1

In this Issue:
Glyphosate and Cancer in the News Again
New Requirements for Paraquat
Chlorpyrifos History and Current Status Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry

Dicamba Restrictions

Anyone that mixes, loads or applies Xtendimax, FeXapan or Engenia in Ohio must be a licensed applicator:   Exam Preparation Courses Here


  • Take annual dicamba specific training (see below)
  • Maintain specific records
  • Apply only when wind speeds are below 10 mph, but above 3 mph
  • Apply between 1 hour after sunrise and and 2 hours before sunset, never during a temperature inversion
  • Survey surrounding area for sensitive crops and apply buffers accordingly
  • Use only approved nozzles (See List Here)

EPA's Dicamba Training Requirements
Precautions for Dicamba Use in Xtend Soybeans (Purdue Extension Factsheet)
Recordkeeping Template

Dicamba-Specific Training 

Online Training (DowDupont)
Online Training (BASF)
Online Training (Monsanto)

*ANY dicamba-specific training will meet the training requirement to apply Xtendimax, Engenia, or FeXapan, regardless of which company (BASF, Monsanto, Dupont) sponsored the meeting.  

Xtendimax Application Requirements
FeXapan Application Requirements
Engenia Application Requirements


2016 Changes in the Federal Worker Protection Standard

Commercial Applicator Recertification Opportunities

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Ohio Pesticide Safety Education Program provides training, education, and outreach to pesticide applicators about the safe, proper, and legal use of pesticides. The program works with farmers, businesses, and public agencies to protect human health and the environment and serves as a critical part of job training and business growth in Ohio.