Pre-License Pesticide Applicators Training

March 25 - December 1, 2021


For the 2021 Pre-License Pesticide Applicators Training, our NMSU Extension Specialists have recorded a series of 1 hour presentations worth 1 CEU per presentation. Each pesticide applicator will be able to build their own program to fit their needs and interests.

In order to listen to a presentation, you will need to register first. Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom link to the presentation. For this year only, all presentations will be free of charge.

  • Principles of Herbicides (Zoom) - Dr. Leslie Beck
    This presentation provides an overview of herbicides, how they work, what they do, etc. It is intended for those that are not licensed but will be taking the NMDA pesticide licensing exam. Duration: 59:36.

  • Basic Entomology, Ornamentals, and Turf, Category 3A, Part 1 (Zoom) - Dr. Carol Sutherland
    Using the NMDA study guide for Category 3A, Integrated Pest Management is defined and examples of "tools" are given. Viewers are introduced to insects and mites and provided examples of 3 types of development and two types of mouthparts. Ten common arthropods associated with turf are shown and briefly discussed. Duration: 46:59.

  • Basic Entomology, Ornamentals, and Turf, Category 3A, Part 2 (Zoom) - Dr. Carol Sutherland
    Using the NMDA study guide for Category 3A, the program continues with a mention of the basics of plant pathology before 10 common arthropod pests of ornamentals are illustrated. Notes on hosts, life cycles and their impacts on landscape plants are discussed. Duration: 49:03.

  • Pesticide Equipment Calibration (Zoom) - Dr. Matteo Serena
    This presentation will provide a short overview of pesticide equipment calibration and discuss what is needed for calibration. Duration: 11:12.

  • New Mexico Pesticide Laws and Regulations (Zoom) - Dr. Matteo Serena
    This presentation will describe the New Mexico Pesticide Laws and Regulations needed to be known prior to taking the NMDA Pesticide License exam. Duration: 30:46.

  • Pesticide Safety and Labeling - Part 1 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Part 2 (Zoom) - Dr. Matteo Serena
    Part 1 of this presentation will describe the management of pests, what is a pesticide and pesticide labels and formulations as well as effects of pesticides due to chemical exposure. Part 2 of this presentation will cover personal protective equipment needed when working with pesticides. Duration: 1:10:16.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service, please contact Laurie Novak by Dec. 1 at 575-646-1715 or email at novak555@nmsu.edu.

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