Pesticide Testing This Winter

Farmers who need to renew their private pesticide applicator license have an opportunity at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Center for Agriculture this winter.

In-person testing is scheduled for Wednesdays, Jan.11, Feb. 8, and March 8, 2023.

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will offer pesticide applicator testing from 9 a.m. until noon in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. This is a test-only session.

To register for the in-person testing go to the Illinois Department of Agriculture website:

Farmers are required to renew their Illinois private pesticide applicator license every three years. The license is needed for farmers who use restricted-use pesticides.

The fee for the private pesticide applicator license is $30.

For more information contact the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 815-787-5476. The Department of Ag offers testing year-round at its DeKalb office or farmers may complete testing online.