District 4 Fall Newsletter

Dear District 4 Private Applicators, 

You are now in the last year of your five-year recertification cycle. You have until December 31, 2021 to obtain the six required recertification credits in order to renew your license for the next cycle or you can take a closed-book exam at your local MSU Extension office. Remember, your local MSU Extension Agent is available to answer questions about events, licensing or pesticide issues or you can contact the MSU Pesticide Education Program.

Watch for recertification letters from the Montana Department of Agriculture in November. You will need to fill out the renewal application and pay the $60 fee to renew your license for the next five-year cycle. If you do not receive a letter contact your local Extension agent for assistance.

2021 Pesticide Waste and Disposal Program Schedule

Pesticide applicators and homeowners harboring old stocks of pesticides should be aware of the Montana Pesticide Waste Disposal Program. Delaying removal of unused pesticide products often leads to corroded containers that pose unnecessary risk towards the environmental and human health.

Pesticide waste pickup.

2021 Dates and Locations:

  • September 21: Havre
  • September 22: Great Falls
  • September 23: Lewistown
  • September 24: Bozeman

The cost for disposing pesticides is free for the first 200 pounds. For amounts that exceed 200 pounds, the cost is $1 per pound with a minimum charge of $5. Please come prepared to pay using a check made out to the Montana Department of Agriculture. Products are weighed on site. The disposal fee for pesticides containing dioxins, dioxin precursors, or any product that may require special packing at the site may incur higher fees. Please be specific about products being disposed on your registration and be prepared for products to be inspected at the site.

Registration is required by September 16th.

Upcoming Webinars for Recertification Credits

The following list of webinars available for private applicator credits are hosted by various organizations. Please use the information provided to register for each event. This list is not comprehensive. Webinars are added as they are sent to the MDA for approval. Use the instructions above to search for more webinars. 

Upcoming Onsite Events in District 4

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.

2021 Pest Management Tour AM and PM Sessions:

For more information visit the 2021 Pest Management Tour webpage. To register use the contact information below.

MT AgCast Presents IPM

Montana State University Extension presents the Montana AgCast, a series designed for the benefit of the Montana agriculture producer. Regardless if you are in the pickup feeding or in the tractor seeding, MSU Extension will be bringing you new and interesting content straight to your ears. Our podcast is produced to bring you the insights from MSU agriculture professionals and researchers so that you can get up-to-date information outside of the classroom and off the page

Recent Episodes:

Recent Publications and News Updates


Private applicator District 4 recertification cycle


Montana Private Applicator District 4 consists of the following counties and reservations in Eastern Montana: Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fort Peck Reservation, Garfield, McCone, Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Valley, and Wibaux. District 4's five-year recertification cycle expires on 12/31/2021. Applicators wishing to renew their license will need to obtain six recertification credits by this date. You can look up your current credits online, as well as look for currently available pesticide education courses.


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

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