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Thursday, 02 February 2012 16:04

By Robert Tigner

SW4 Extension Educator Agriculture

 

Chemigation trainings will take place across SW Nebraska at Imperial Feb. 27 1:30 p.m. MT and 7 p.m. MT at the fairgrounds, Stratton, March 20 1 p.m. CT at the VM Hall and McCook, March 13, 1 p.m. at the community building on the fairgrounds.

Chemigation training is a requirement for ag producers to apply chemicals through their irrigation systems, says Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator.

The Nebraska Chemical Act requires anyone that applies chemicals though an irrigation system, whether that is through gaited pipe or center pivot systems, to take the chemigation training and become certified. In order to become certified, producers need to attend training, and pass a written test. Review of the chemigation materials prior to coming to the class is recommended.

There are no fees charged for the training and testing. New chemigation notebooks will be available at each of these training sites at no cost.  For more information contact Robert Tigner UNL Extension Educator at 308-882-4731 or Brian Strauch UNL Extension Educator at 308-345-3390.