The best opportunity for commercial applicators to recertify in the agricultural plant category and demo/research subcategory, other than by examination, will be at Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics in January.
Initial certification in several categories is offered at the following locations and dates.
Commercial and noncommercial applicators whose certifications expire in April are to be mailed a schedule booklet showing certification information and dates.
Required initial training study materials range from $10 to $30 per manual, depending on category.
Initial certification requires passing a general standards exam, Ogg said, in addition to one or more specific applicator categories.
NDA testing is offered at initial training locations; in addition is computer-based testing for several categories at various testing centers. Questions about individual applicator license status should be directed to NDA by calling 402-471-2351, or 877-800-4080.
Producers are open to innovative ideas that can improve soil health, but need more evidence before adding cover crops to their rotation plans, according to assistant professor Sandeep Kumar of the South Dakota State University Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science.
Available categories vary at each of the locations; check the schedule booklet or website for details.