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Nebraska Department of Agriculture – Pesticide Program

Find all the laws and regulations related to pesticide use in your state. There is also a searchable database for state-registered pesticides and certified pesticide applicators (commercial and private). In addition, information on becoming certified and licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator is available. Specific links of interest include:

Registered Pesticides, which allows you to search for pesticides registered for use in your state.

Laws and Regulations, which links to legislation applicable to pesticide use in your state.

Private Pesticide Applicator Certification and Licensing, which outlines the requirements for certification and licensing to become a Private Pesticide Applicator in your state. Information on recertification (which is required every 3 years) is also provided.

Forest landowners wishing to apply restricted use pesticides on their property must be licensed as a Private Pesticide Applicator. They can do so by taking an exam administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture or by attending a training offering by Nebraska Cooperative Extension and completing self-study materials.

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension – Pesticide Safety Education Program

Offers a training that is one option for certification (the other option is a test offered through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture). Landowners may choose to attend the training session and then complete self-study materials in order to become certified. Through this website, you can access study materials and also learn about training dates. Extension also offers classes for recertification.

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