District 2 Fall Newsletter

Hello Montana Private Applicators! 

As we move into fall the MSU Pesticide Education Program wants to remind you to keep track of your pesticide license expiation date and pesticide education recertification credits. You can find out how many credits you have by contacting your local MSU Extension office or online at the MDA Pesticide License Search Tool

Remember, District 2 recertifies December 31, 2019 so you have just four months to get your six recertification credits. If you do not have the credits you need we highly recommend attending the 2019 Pest Management Tour detailed below.

2019 Pest Management Tour

The 2019 Pest Management Tour is being offered throughout District 2 October 7 through October 10 at eight different locations. This is a last chance opportunity to get the recertification credits you need to renew your pesticide license. Each location offers three private applicator credits for the AM session and three credits for the PM session. You can attend the entire day for six credits. Registration is recommended as space may be limited. For more information visit our 2019 Pest Management Tour news release.

Locations, Dates and Registration:

  • 10/7/2019: Dillon and Sheridan
  • 10/8/2019: Anaconda and Deer Lodge
  • 10/9/2019: Helena and Townsend
  • 10/10/2019: Bozeman and Livingston

To register online visit our 2019 Pest Management Tour webpage.

Waste Disposal Events in September

The Montana Department of Agriculture's annual Pesticide Disposal Events will be held at several locations around Montana. Dates and locations include: September 17 in Wolf Point, September 18 in Sydney, September 19 in Miles City and September 20 in Billings. 

You can dispose of any pesticide at this event, including those no longer registered in Montana. You must pre-register online by September 9. There is no charge for the first 200 pounds. Amounts over 200 pounds cost $1 per pound. 

For more information view the Montana Pesticide Waste Disposal Program and 2019 Sites news release.

New Fumigant Manual

A new manual is available through MSU Extension titled Non-Soil Agricultural Fumigation Manual for Private Applicators. This manual is specific to laws pertaining to Montana Private Applicators and focuses on aluminum phosphide fumigants. Chapters include safety, storage and disposal, fumigant management plans, using fumigants to control rodent pests, fumigating commodity pests in structures, calculations and alternative fumigants. The manual can be bought online for $6.

Upcoming Events in Southwest Montana (District 2)

The following list of private applicator events are hosted by various organizations in your district. Please use the provided contact information for each event to register and obtain more information. This list is not comprehensive and only represents a few currently approved courses. Courses are added as they are sent to the MDA for approval. Use the MDA Course Locator to search for more events.

  • 9/10/2019, Bozeman, Turf to Trees 2019, 406-994-5150 (3 credits)
  • 9/11/2019, Bozeman, Turf to Trees 2019, 406-994-5150 (6 credits)
  • 10/7-10/2019, Southwest MT, 2029 Pest Management Tour, 406-004-5178 (3 or 6 credits)
  • 10/23/2019, Bozeman, Recertification Training AM, 406-444-3732 (3 credits)
  • 10/23/2019, Bozeman, Recertification Training PM, 406-444-3732 (3 credits)
  • 10/23/2019, Bozeman, Recertification Training Full Day, 406-444-3732 (6 credits)
  • 11/13/2019, Helena, Recertification Training AM, 406-444-3732 (1 credits)
  • 11/13/2019, Helena, Recertification Training PM, 406-444-3732 (3 credits)
  • 11/13/2019, Helen, Recertification Training Full Day, 406-444-3732 (4 credits)

Extension Resource: Agricultural Alerts

MSU Extension keeps producers, land owners, and others interested in current agriculture issues around Montana up-to-date with the MSU Extension Agricultural Alerts. You can sign up to receive notifications to your phone or e-mail or you can search the archives online. Topics covered include upcoming events, notification of pest outbreaks, changes in laws and regulations and other relevant news. Sign up on the MSU Extension Ag Alerts page. 

Private applicator District 2 recertification dates

Beaverhead | Broadwater | Deer Lodge | Gallatin | Jefferson | Lewis and Clark | Madison | Meagher | Park | Powell | Silver Bow


MSU Extension Pesticide Education Program
P.O. Box 172900 Bozeman, MT 59717-2900
406-994-5067 or 406-994-5178