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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Pesticide License Recertification Credit Classes

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WSU Stevens County Extension 2020

Online Pesticide License Re-certification Event


Details Related to this Event

Given this year’s COVID-19 restrictions on meeting in groups, our Pesticide Recertification event this year will be held online.  We’ll still offer six pesticide credit sessions total but they’ll be offered two per night, three nights in a row, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Dates for this event are Tuesday, Dec 15th, Wednesday Dec 16th, and Thursday Dec 17th.  Each individual session will be standalone, unlike our normal in-person sessions, so you’re welcome to pick and choose which sessions you want to attend.

In order to participate, you’ll need to be able to connect to the web meeting through a computer or mobile device and maintain a broadband connection through the whole session.  You’ll register at the beginning of the event with your name and pesticide license number and then during the session we’ll ask you to respond to a question in the chat-box feature of the web meeting tool.  This will be our record of your attendance to the session that we’ll submit to the WSDA for pesticide credits.

Web meeting details are as follows:
To register for this training session
Go to and register.

If you are registering with a mobile device you will need to enter a meeting number: 146 906 1755

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link

This session does not require a registration password.

For assistance registering for the event Contact Adenea Thompson at: 

There is no fee to attend this event.


Agenda for Tuesday December 15th, 2020

2:50 – 3:00  Web Meeting login instructions from WSU Stevens County Extension Staff
3:00 – 3:50 Topic:  Asian giant hornets and preventing their establishment

Presented by Cassie Cichorz, Asian Giant Hornet Outreach & Education Specialist, WSDA


Asian giant hornet, an invasive species native to Asia, is the largest hornet in the world. In December 2019 the first Asian giant hornet was confirmed in Blaine WA. In October 2020 the first nest was eradicated near Blaine WA. Asian giant hornet poses a serious threat to honey bee populations, human health, and sustainable agriculture in Washington. This session will cover their biology, highlight pest management, detail the above threats, and identify common imposters. Join this webinar to learn about Asian giant hornets, and what you can do to prevent their spread.


4:00 – 4:50 Topic: What to Expect During an Inspection

Presented by Aaron Brown, Pesticide Compliance Investigator, WSDA


When people hear the word inspection most get nervous and anxious, Aaron will explain what the WSDA is looking for when an inspection occurs and how you can prepare and be ready for one. We will cover how and why it is important to read and follow the pesticide label directions, how to accurately complete an application record and other items covered during an inspection.


Agenda for Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

2:50 – 3:00  Web Meeting login instructions from WSU Stevens County Extension Staff
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Hay, Range and Pasture Treatments

Presented by Hal Morehouse, Licensed Pesticide Applicator


This presentation will cover Hay, Range and Pasture treatments from the calibration of your spray tank to application on the ground. Covering surfactants and adjuvants as well.


4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Glyphosate: Litigation, Legislative and Regulatory Update

Presented by James Curry, Government Affairs Lead, Northwest, Bayer Crop Science


In this session, James will discuss the current state of ongoing Glyphosate litigation as well as associated legislative and regulatory updates. Topics will include legal and policy issues surrounding glyphosate and Roundup, including potential impacts for agricultural, industrial, vegetation management and other applications due to public perception affected by the ongoing product liability litigation.


Agenda for Thursday, December 17th, 2020

2:50 – 3:00  Web Meeting login instructions from WSU Stevens County Extension Staff
3:00 – 3:50 Topic: Managing Invasive Weeds on Rangeland and Wildland Landscapes

Presented by Joel Fields, Wilbur Ellis, Spokane WA


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 bare ground areas such as fence lines, driveways and storage areas. Herbicides presented will include E2, Opensight, Outrider, Panoramic and Esplanade EZ.


4:00 – 4:50 Topic: Pest Control for Livestock in NE Washington

Presented by Dr. Paul Kuber, Regional Livestock Specialist, WSU Extension


In his session, Paul will discuss methods for decreasing livestock pest pressure for pests typical of NE Washington. He will focus on parasites and vectors, both of which if not managed properly, can affect performance and disease transmission.