New pesticide applicator core manuals available
Editor’s note: This article is from the archives of the MSU Crop Advisory Team Alerts. Check the label of any pesticide referenced to ensure your use is included.
The long-awaited, newly revised and rewritten pesticide applicator core certification manuals will be available for sale through the MSUE Bulletin office and through county Extension offices soon. The private applicator manual (MSUE Bulletin E3007) and commercial applicator manual (MSUE Bulletin E3008) are expected to be delivered to the Bulletin Distribution Center by mid-April. Unlike the old core manual, which combined the private and commercial certification information into one, the new manuals will be sold separately. Both will be sold at a retail cost of $30. They both consist of a Michigan-specific addendum shrink-wrapped with the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture has established a cut-off date of August 1, 2008 for taking the old core exam. In the interim, applicants will be given the choice of taking the old core exam or the new core exam depending on which manual they studied.