Training Programs

BY POPULAR DEMAND! Pesticide Safety and Education Program Email Notification!

You are cordially invited to join the Pesticide Safety and Education Program mailing list.  It was created exclusively for certified pesticide applicators interested in receiving notifications of upcoming recertification training opportunities, Core and Category Review workshops, and any hot topics Michigan pesticide applicators need to know. For more information, see the Pesticide Safety and Education page.

  • Northern Michigan Pesticide Applicator Certification Center

    Date: December 7, 2016 - December 7, 2016
    Time: Review 8 a.m.-12 p.m., MDARD Exam 1 p.m.
    Location: Presque Isle District Library 181 E. Erie St., Rogers City MI 49779
    Contact: James DeDecker, 989-734-2168, dedecke5@msu.edu

    A training and certification opportunity for pesticide applicators working in agriculture, turf, ornamentals, forestry and right-of way maintenance.
  • Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals Winter Learning Series - Pesticide Credit Clinic

    Date: December 8, 2016
    Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Grandville, MI
    Contact: Karla VanderBaan, (616) 531-1370, http://www.agrlp.org

    All-day recertification program for 8 MDARD credits - Core (Comm. or Priv.) 2, 3A, 3B, 5, 6, or 7F
  • 2016 Thumb Ag Reviews

    Date: December 8, 2016
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: 3775 S Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48734
    Contact: Birch Run, 989-758-2500

    The Thumb region MSU Extension Educators for field crops would like to invite you to a presentation summary of the 2016 research and demonstration trials.
  • 2016 Thumb Ag Reviews

    Date: December 9, 2016
    Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.
    Location: Westpark Inn, 440 W. Sanilac Rd., Sandusky, MI 48471
    Contact: Sandusky, 810-648-2515

    The Thumb region MSU Extension Educators for field crops would like to invite you to a presentation summary of the 2016 research and demonstration trials.
  • MSU Turf School

    Date: December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016
    Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
    Contact: Kevin Frank, 517-353-0147, frankk@msu.edu

    The MSU Turf School is an intensive course designed to teach the basics of turfgrass science as well as the practical techniques of managing turfgrass.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Centreville, MI

    Date: December 13, 2016
    Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
    Location: St. Joseph County MSU Extension Office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032
    Contact: 269-467-5511

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review – Benton Harbor, MI

    Date: December 14, 2016
    Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
    Location: MSU Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    Contact: Jamie Styburski, (269) 927-5674, styburs1@anr.msu.edu

    National Core Applicator Certification Manual review followed by MDARD Testing session in the afternoon. 4 RUP/applicator recertification credits - Private or Commercial Core.
  • 2016 Thumb Ag Reviews

    Date: December 15, 2016
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Gracie's Country Inn, 9483 Genesee St., New Lothrop, MI 48460
    Contact: 810-667-0341

    The Thumb region MSU Extension Educators for field crops would like to invite you to a presentation summary of the 2016 research and demonstration trials.
  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: January 10, 2017 - January 10, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: MSU Clarksville Station, 9302 Portland Rd., Clarksville, MI 48815
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134.

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: January 12, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 2424 S. Mission St., Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: January 13, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Road, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Ag Action 2017

    Date: January 13, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 West "O" Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren, 269-657-8213

    Ag Action is an annual event held at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College featuring educational sessions on agriculture, food safety and home gardening.
  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: January 17, 2017 - January 17, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: MSU Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station, 686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: January 24, 2017 - January 24, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: MSU Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134.

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • Core Review - Lapeer

    Date: January 27, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: MSU Lapeer County, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446
    Contact: Tina House, 810-667-0341

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • EPA WPS Outreach Sessions

    Date: January 31, 2017 - January 31, 2017
    Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
    Location: New Era Reformed Church, 4774 1st Street New Era, MI 49446
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134

    The session is designed to help growers understand the revisions to the standard and will focus on what must be done to do in compliance.
  • Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review - Ottawa County

    Date: February 10, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Administration Building, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street West Olive, MI 49460
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Ottawa County MSU Extension office, 616-994-4540;

    A three-hour review for those wishing to take the Michigan Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • 2017 Bay Thumb Vegetable Meetings

    Date: February 13, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Krzysiak's House Restaurant, 1605 Michigan Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
    Contact: Saginaw County Extension Office, 989-758-2500, arooney@msu.edu

    MSU Extension would like to invite you to an update session from MSU's vegetable research specialists.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Centreville, MI

    Date: February 17, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
    Location: St. Joseph County MSU Extension Office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032
    Contact: 269-467-5511

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: February 21, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Cabela's, 110 Cabelas Blvd. East, Dundee, MI 48131
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: February 22, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Core Review - St. Clair

    Date: February 22, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: MSU St. Clair County, 200 Grand River, Port Huron, MI
    Contact: Lori Brockdorff, 810-989-6935

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meeting

    Date: February 23, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aiken Road, Peck, MI 48466
    Contact: MSU Extension-Van Buren Office, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This meeting will provide you with the latest research results and recommendations for field crops weed, insect and disease control and crop fertilization.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Clarksville, MI

    Date: February 24, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
    Location: MSU Clarksville Research Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815
    Contact: Janice Ransom, (616) 527-5357, jransom@ioniacounty.org

    National Core Applicator Certification Manual review followed by MDARD Testing session in the afternoon. 4 RUP/applicator recertification credits - Private or Commercial Core.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Training 2017

    Date: February 28, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
    Contact: MSU Extension at 219 Paw Paw Street, Suite 201, Paw Paw, MI 49079, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu.

    This class can be used as a review before taking the Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Exam or to gain RUP Credits for the Private and Commercial Core Categories.
  • 2017 Bay Thumb Vegetable Meetings

    Date: March 17, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Location: Lenny Miller's Restaurant, 5800 Dryden Rd, Dryden, MI 48428
    Contact: Saginaw County Extension Office, 989-758-2500, arooney@msu.edu

    MSU Extension would like to invite you to an update session from MSU's vegetable research specialists.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Testing - Centreville, MI

    Date: March 17, 2017
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: St. Joseph County MSU Extension Office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI 49032
    Contact: MDARD, 800-292-3939

    The cost for the Private exam is $50 and the Commercial Exam is $75.
  • Core Review - Lapeer

    Date: March 24, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: MSU Lapeer County, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446
    Contact: Tina House, 810-667-0341

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • Restricted Use Pesticide Training 2017

    Date: March 24, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064
    Contact: MSU Extension at 219 Paw Paw Street, Suite 201, Paw Paw, MI 49079, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu

    This class can be used as a review before taking the Restricted Use Pesticide Certification Exam or to gain RUP Credits for the Private and Commercial Core Categories.
  • Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review - Ottawa County

    Date: March 30, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Administration Building, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, MI 49460
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Ottawa County MSU Extension office, 616-994-4540

    A three-hour review for those wishing to take the Michigan Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.

The MSU IPM Program maintains this site as an access point to pest management information at MSU. The IPM Program is administered within the Department of Entomology, fueled by research from the AgBioResearch, delivered to citizens through MSU Extension, and proud to be a part of Project GREEEN.