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Pesticide Use Training and Certification

February 26, 2021
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WRITTEN BY Jenny Bratburd

Pesticides are substances primarily used in agriculture to control pests, including insects, weeds, fungus, bacteria, and more.

Pesticides can have negative impacts on health, safety, and environmental quality, especially when used improperly. Training is needed to improve safe handling practices.

SB 491 and HB 1125 clarify that restricted use pesticides cannot be used without training and updates statute to be in accordance with EPA rules on pesticide applicator certification and licensure.

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