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2022 Commercial Recertification Opportunities

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Live In-person Conferences

January 27, 2022 - Akron (John S. Knight Center)
February 10, 2022 - Columbus (NEW LOCATON - Ohio Expo Center - Kasich Center) - Masks Required
February 23, 2022 - Dayton Convention Center - Masks Required

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Live Online Webinars

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March 1, 2022 - Landscape, Turf and Ornamental
March 3, 2022 - Ag. and Horticultural Field Crop
March 8, 2022 - Industrial Veg, Natural Areas and Aquatic
March 9, 2022 - Structural and Vertebrate Pests

March 2, 2022 - Agricultural Fertilizer Recertification

2022 Self-Paced Online Recertification

The 2022 self-paced recertification will be open from January 18 to September 30

Wood Destroying Insect Inspection 

Next Course:

Wednesday, November 10 - Online Webinar

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Updates to WDI Reporting

2021 Commercial New Applicator Trainings

Registration and More Information Coming Soon

Online Webinars

February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
May 12, 2021
August 18, 2021 - Online Webinar
October 13, 2021 - Online Webinar - NOTE- Date has changed from Oct 6 to Oct 13

General Pest Control: March 16-17

Clean Sweep August 2021: Agricultural Pesticide Disposal

The Ohio Department of Agricultural will be holding free events for agricultural pesticide disposal in Morrow, Portage, and Butler counties.

Please visit this link to find more infomation about each Clean Sweep event


Dicamba Update





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List N:  Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products—including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process. The agency also made key enhancements to the web-based list to improve its usefulness.   Read More Here.

Note: Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by EPA. There may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2. EPA will update this list with additional products as needed.


Respirator Fit Test:  What is it & Why do it?  (YouTube video)


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

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.