Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training

TO: Licensed Private Pesticide Applicator and Certified Fertilizer Applicator

You have the opportunity to participate in recertification sessions offered this year in Muskingum County. There are two sessions that start with three hours of Pesticide credits and end with 1 hour of fertilizer credits. If you have both a Pesticide License and a Fertilizer Certification you will need a total of 4 hours of training.

Session dates are:

Tuesday, February 4, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 6, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Additional training opportunities are available at pested.osu.edu/privaterecertification.  Pre-registration is expected. There is a $35.00 fee for thisrecertification session. Checks should be made payable to OSU Extension – Muskingum County and returned with the enclosed registration form 3 days prior to the session you will be attending. This fee is in addition to the $30.00 license fee of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Send your $30.00 renewal fee to O.D.A., 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 after you have participated in a recertification session. Bring your pesticide card or pesticide license number with you to the meeting. Please call if you have a question. Specific questions about your license can be directed to ODA at 1-800-282-1955. In case of bad weather, call the office at 740-454-0144 to see if the meeting has been postponed. Notice of closure would also be posted on our website (muskinum.osu.edu). Online registration options can be found at muskingum.osu.edu/applicator.

Letters will be sent through postal service from the Ohio Department of Agriculture regarding your license status in December.  We will mail letters from the Extension office regarding training opportunities shortly after.

Register for the 2020 Agronomy School

Zanesville, OH–Join OSU Extension in Muskingum and Coshocton Counties for the 2020 Agronomy School. This school will focus on topics to increase corn profitability, improve grain crop nutrient management, and understand new trends in Ohio weather. Also learn more about the farm bill, commodity prices, and trade issues. Featured speakers include Aaron Wilson, Atmospheric Scientist, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center; Ben Brown, Program Manager for Farm Management; Glen Arnold, Field Specialist, Manure Management; and Harold Watters, Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems.

Date and time: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Location: Dresden United Methodist Church, 1014 Main Street, Dresden, OH 43821.

PRE-Registration is required, and the fee is $30 per person. The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This fee includes refreshments, hot lunch, handouts, and a copy of Bulletin #969 – A Field Guide to Identifying Critical Resource Concerns and Best Management Practices. Fertilizer Certification and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits have been applied for. A program registration form is available at go.osu.edu/2020agschool. The event website can be found at muskingum.osu.edu/agronomyschool. Contact the Muskingum County Extension office at 740-454-0144 or martin.2422@osu.edu with questions.

Monday, November 18, 2019 Press Release

Zanesville, OH–We have discussed the Master Gardener program on many occasions lately because we were accepting new applications for the upcoming 2020 training class. We also just held the annual Master Gardener Banquet last week and were pleased to have Lori Swihart down from Licking County to deliver a presentation on how plants communicate. What comes as a surprise to many people is that it is possible for one tree to scavenge nutrients and supply those nutrients to other trees and plants that are nearby through roots and fungi in the soil. There is more going on underfoot in a forest than we often realize.

Have questions about Agricultural Law?  Our neighbors to the north in Coshocton County will be hosting a winter Ag Law Update with guest Peggy Hall, OSU Agricultural and Resource Law Director. This meeting will be held Dec 9, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Frontier Power Community Room located at 770 South 2nd Street in Coshocton, Ohio. Some of the legal topics which will be addressed include: farm leases, grain contracts, line fence law, noxious weeds, nuisance complaints, surface drainage rights, leasing land for hunting, and the legal aspects of growing hemp.  Contact the Coshocton County office to reserve a spot.  Read More…

Governor DeWine announced H2Ohio Water Quality Plan last week.  This is part of the continued on-going conversation about water quality issues in Ohio and the role that we all play in providing safe drinking water.  In Extension, we are following this development closely as it ties in closely with the challenge of managing phosphorus runoff.  Many partners across the state of Ohio will be involved in future efforts.  The H2Ohio announcement can be found here.

Save the date this winter for an Ohio Beef Cow/Calf Workshop and Ohio Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management School. OSU Extension will be offering two different events on January 30 and February 13. Daytime sessions run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and evening sessions run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Dr. Francis Fluharty returns to Ohio in January to teach the first sessions. Watch for more information from OSU Extension in the coming weeks. (http://u.osu.edu/beef/2019/10/30/ohio-beef-winter-programs-save-the-dates/)

A check on the weather shows 0.01 in of rain at the Zanesville Weather station (Zanesville Municipal AP) in the past seven days. 30-day rainfail total is 3.88 inches and a total of 37.42 inches is recorded for the year. (https://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KZZV.html)

Pesticide and Fertilizer Applicator Recertification

Dates for Pesticide and Fertilizer Applicator Recertification trainings are set for February 4, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and February 6, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Muskingum County Extension Office.  Registration details will be released in December.

Recertification trainings from around the region can be found at: https://pested.osu.edu/privaterecertification

Applicators may check the status of their license at: https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/pesticides/recert-search