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.

  • 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 Education Credit & Core Test

    Date: February 24, 2017
    Time: 8:00 a.m.
    Location: Clarksville Experimental Station, 9302 Portland Rd., Clarksville, MI 48815
    Contact: Janice Ransom, 616-527-5357

    RUP Credits Pesticide Certification Review
  • 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.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Charlotte, MI

    Date: March 8, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m. – Noon
    Location: MSU Eaton County Office, 501 Courthouse Dr., Charlotte, MI 48813
    Contact: Anne Pease, peasea@anr.msu.edu, 517-543-2310

    National Core Applicator Certification Manual review followed by MDARD Testing session in the afternoon. 4 RUP/applicator recertification credits - Private or Commercial Core.
  • Southwest Michigan 2017 Field Crops Season Kickoff

    Date: March 8, 2017
    Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Location: St. Joseph County ISD building, 62445 Shimmel Rd., Centreville, MI
    Contact: Eric Anderson, 269-467-5511, eander32@msu.edu

    This is a meeting for field crop farmers and those working for agriculture-related businesses or agencies in St. Joseph County and surrounding counties.
  • MSU Southeast Michigan Drainage/Irrigation/Soil Fertility Workshop

    Date: March 13, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: The Center, 1800 US 223, Adrian, MI 49221
    Contact: Van Buren MSU Extension Office, 269-657-8213

    This program will help producers gain a better understanding of the issues surrounding the management of phosphorus and nitrogen on the drained and/or irrigated agriculture.
  • Core Manual/RUP Review - Marshall,MI

    Date: March 16, 2017
    Time: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Calhoun County Building, 315 West Green Street, Marshall, MI 49086
    Contact: John Stone, stonejo2@msu.edu, 517-353-5134; Patricia Dadow, 269-781-0784

    A review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.
  • 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.
  • Midwest Nut Producers Council Annual Meeting 2017

    Date: March 18, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, Michigan 48815
    Contact: Erin Lizotte, taylo548@msu.edu, 231-944-6504

    This meeting is a great opportunity for growers to learn about about optimizing productivity. This meeting also provides the opportunity for networking.
  • RUP Review (Restricted Use Pesticide Review)

    Date: March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017
    Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Location: Saginaw County MSU Extension, 1 Tuscola St. Suite 100A, Saginaw, MI 48607; 2nd Floor, Conference Room 1
    Contact: 989-758-2500

    Review of RUP Applicator Core Manual
  • 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.
  • Chestnut Orchard Establishment Workshop

    Date: April 20, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Location: Clarksville Horticultural Experiment Station, 9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815
    Contact: Erin Lizotte, taylo548@msu.edu

    Join us for this introductory workshop on commercial chestnut cultivation in Michigan!
  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers EXPO

    Date: December 5, 2017 - December 7, 2017
    Location: DeVos Place Conference Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Contact: Benjamin Phillips, phill406@anr.msu.edu

    Largest fruit, vegetable, farm market, and greenhouse meeting in the Midwest.

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.