Pesticide Applicator Licensing
Obtaining an Agricultural Pesticide Applicator License
- Washington – Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Oregon – Oregon State Department of Agriculture
- Idaho – Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Online Options for Pesticide Recertification Credits
Obtaining pesticide credits online is a convenient way to meet your annual quota. Some online courses are free, others are for a charge. Make sure that the online program you are using is approved for Washington State or Oregon State, depending on where you are practicing.
- WSDA: There is a searchable database for all pesticide recertification courses approved for WA; check here to access that search: http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/LicensingEd/Recert/
- ODA: Similar to the WSDA, ODA has a searchable database for pesticide recertification courses. This can be accessed by clicking here: http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PEST/Pages/recertification_index.aspx
- WSU: WSU offers several online-modules for Pesticide Applicator’s Recertification Credits. Check out the courses at: http://pep.wsu.edu/rct/recertonline/
- Farm Press: 19 of the 22 courses offered online are free. Check the courses out at: https://www.pentonag.com/catalog
- Pest Network: For-fee pesticide courses. Check here for approved WA courses: http://www.pestnetwork.com/continue/new%20state/washington.html
Pesticide Labels and Handling
Information on Labels and Registered Products
- Pesticides: Learning about Labels– WSU # FSIPM001e
- Pesticide Information Center Online (PICOL) – Washington-specific database for pesticides registered for use in the state.
- National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) – Pesticide registrations and information searchable by State
- Crop Data Management Services Label Database (CDMS) – Database of product labels and registered exemptions. Downloadable labels do not legally replace the labels that are physically attached to the products.
- Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) – List of USDA-Certified Organic acceptable products.
- WASHINGTON – List of Pesticides Not Needing a Respirator (.pdf) – Respirators used in agricultural pesticide applications can be in limited supplies during this global pandemic (COVID-19). If respirators are not available, it is critical to use a pesticide that does not legally require a respirator. However, applicators/handlers and mixer/loaders are allowed to wear more PPE than required by label and may therefore request a respirator.
Pesticide Labels and Handling
- Pesticides: Safe Handling– WSU #FSIPM003e
- Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard – WSU #DVD0066
- Pesticide Formulations: Tank Mixing and Compatibility (Video) – Penn State University
- EPA – Soil Fumigation Toolbox
- WSDA – Plant Quarantines
- WSDA – Pesticides and Fertilizers Information
- WSDA – Pesticide Application Record Forms
Pesticide Application Technology
Calibrating and Optimizing Sprayers
- Common Interchangeable Nozzles for Perennial Crop Canopy Sprayers – WSU #FS352e
- Six Steps to Calibrate and Optimize Airblast Sprayers for Orchards and Vineyards – PNW749
- Airblast 101 – Your Guide to Effective and Efficient Spraying – Sprayers101
- Patternators – Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Project
- Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Vineyards: Part 1 Selecting and Changing Nozzles – Cornell University
- Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Vineyards: Part 2 Measuring Liquid Flow – Cornell University
Boom / Weed sprayers
- Calibrating Orchard Weed Sprayers (.pdf) – WSU whitepaper
- Calibrating Airblast and Weed Sprayers (.pdf) – UCANR
- Sprayer Math for Banded Applications – Sprayers101