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Pesticide Applicator Safety and IPM Training for “Commercial and Private Applicator License”

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Cooperative Extension Service (CES) encourages all interested individuals, especially those interested in applying for a pesticide applicator license, to attend training sessions on integrated pest management and pesticide safety.

Trainings will be held at the University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus in the Research and Extension Center in Room 133, located on the east side of the campus from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

On Thursday, June 21, the topic for discussion will be Structural Pests and on Friday, June 22, the topic for discussion will be Ornamental and Turf Pests. Examinations will be offered on Tuesday, June 26.

The Pesticide Education Safety CORE program will be offered all day on Thursday, July 19; and the Agriculture Plant Pest category will be presented on Tuesday, July 24, both held on the Albert A. Sheen Campus.

Federal law requires any person who applies or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides (RUPs) to be certified. Trainings are offered to teach applicators of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws and regulations, applying RUPs properly and effectively, comprehending labels, calculating rates, introducing best pest management, and practicing safe pesticide use.

For additional information and to register, please contact the Cooperative Extension Service Pest Management Specialist, Dr. Amy J. Dreves at (340) 692-4045 or email