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Pesticide License Recertification Credit Classes

Program Contact: Nils Johnson, Extension Coordinator
(509) 684-2588 •

WSU Stevens County Extension 2018

Pesticide License Re-certification Event


Details Related to this Event

Each of the two evenings of our Pesticide Recertification event are stand-alone.  By WSDA rules (not ours) attendees are required to attend all three sessions on each evening to receive any credits for that evening.  Each 50-minute session will provide one pesticide credit, so a total of three credits for each of the two evenings (a total if six if you attend both evenings).

No preregistration is necessary and there is no fee to attend.

We’re located just west of the round-about that’s on the south end of Colville in the same parking lot as Grocery Outlet.  The physical address of our facility is 986 S. Main, Suite D, Colville WA.


Agenda for Tuesday December 4th, 2018

3:00 – 3:50 Topic:  Reading the Label; Not only required but a Good Idea

Presented by Aaron Brown, Pesticide Investigator, Washington Department of Agriculture


This presentation will cover what is required to be on a pesticide label, why it is important to read the entire label not just certain sections and will have an interactive portion practicing what is learned.

4:00 – 4:50 Topic:  Plant Problem Diagnostics

Presented by Rachel Bomberger, Plant Diagnostician, WSU Plant Clinic


In this course participants will learn how to recognize and distinguish symptoms associated with plant diseases, insects, and abiotic issues. The importance of proper identification and how to approach diagnosis as well as traits of different disease organisms will be included.

5:00 – 5:50 Topic:  Identification of Weeds in Stevens County

Cindy Jennings, Coordinator, Stevens County Noxious Weed Board


This presentation will focus on identification of Noxious Weeds in our area. Included will be identification of Class A and B designate, including Class B and C Select Weeds.  This session will end with a quiz to help attendees evaluate their own weed identification prowess!

Agenda for Tuesday December 11th, 2018

3:00 – 3:50 Topic:  Glyphosate Strategies

Presented by Joel Fields, Wilbur Ellis


Joel will give tips on how to discuss glyphosate with your customers, neighbors, and coworkers.  Alternative burn down herbicides will also be discussed including Axxe, Finale, and Supress.

4:00 – 4:50 Topic:  Managing Invasive Weeds on Rangeland and Wildland Landscapes

Presented by Joel Fields, Wilbur Ellis


This presentation will discuss herbicides to control range and pasture weeds such as Kochia, Knapweed, Ventenata and Cheatgrass.  This presentation will also give tips for managing bareground areas such as fence lines, driveways and storage areas. Herbicides presented will include E2, Opensight, Outrider, Panoramic and Esplanade EZ.

5:00 – 5:50 Topic:  When a Grass Isn’t a Grass to a Farmer

Presented by Kristi Horn, Rangeland Management Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service


All grasses are not equal in their value for animal feed.  In this presentation, Kristi will explain how to identify native and introduced grass species and which grasses are the ones you want to control in your pasture or hay ground.  She’ll also discuss feed value of each type of grass.