Category Manuals

Order study materials by completing and submitting the online order form. Pay by credit card or mail a check or money order (made payable to MSU-ES) to the address on the order form. Payment must be received before the manuals are mailed. For additional information, please contact M. Eugene Merkl, Jr. at the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University:
Phone: 662.325.5829
Fax: 662.325.8837

2017-2018 Price List for Training Materials for Testing and Certification, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Mississippi State University Extension Service. Effective Date: January 1, 2017

  • General Standards (Core Manual): $30.00
  • Category 1A: Agricultural Plant: $30.00
  • Category 1B: Agricultural Animal: $30.00
  • Category II: Forest Pest Control: $30.00
  • Category III: Ornamental and Turf: $46.00
  • Category IV: Seed Treatment: $30.00
  • Category V: Aquatic Weed Control: $30.00
  • Category VI: Right of Way Weed Control: $30.00
  • Category VIIA: Structural Pest Control: $46.00
  • Category VIIB: Fumigation: $30.00
  • Category VII-3: Industrial Weed Control: $15.00
  • Category VIII: Public Health: $30.00
  • Category IX: Regulatory Dealer: $30.00
  • Category X: Demonstration and Research: $30.00
  • Category XI: Aerial Application: $30.00
  • Category XII: Wood Preservation: $30.00
  • Category XIII: Anti-Fouling Paint: $30.00
  • Category XIV: Metam-Sodium: $30.00
  • Registered Technician Training Manual: $70.00
  • Reg. Tech Pre/Post Questions/Answers: $45.00
  • Right of Way Weed Control DVD: $15.00
  • Weed Identification and Control DVD: $15.00
  • Wood Preservation Controls DVD: $15.00
  • Diseases of Ornamentals and Turf DVD: $15.00
  • 2015 WPS How to Comply Manual: $5.00
  • Right of Way Weed Control DVD: $15
  • Weed Identification and Control DVD: $15
  • Wood Preservation Control DVD: $15
  • Diseases of Ornamentals and Turf DVD: $15

Prepared by: M. Eugene Merkl, Jr., Program Manager

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Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Insects, Insects-Pests August 28, 2023

MISSISSIPPI STATE , Miss. -- A Mississippi State University Extension Service specialist has been elected to the executive board of the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators. Gene Merkl, program manager for pesticide safety education for the state of Mississippi, will serve as president-elect for the nationwide organization. His service on the board is a three-year commitment.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Coronavirus May 11, 2020

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- There is a new online pathway for agricultural producers and applicators to obtain pesticide use certification.

Filed Under: Agriculture, Insects-Crop Pests, Weed Control for Crops, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Weed Control March 6, 2020

The Dicamba Applicator Training required for individuals who plan to apply dicamba herbicide products in Xtend cropping systems is open online and scheduled at several sites across Mississippi.

The online modules are available at

The face-to-face workshops will be March 16-17 in Tunica, Coahoma, Hinds, Lee and Washington counties.

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