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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A group of more than a dozen people in hard hats break ground with shovels.
Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Termites April 10, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Officials with the Mississippi State University Extension Service broke ground on a termite application training facility alongside pest control industry sponsors during a ceremony April 6.

The Termite Technician Training Facility, or T3F, will be located near the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville and is scheduled to be completed in early 2019.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Farming November 30, 2015

YAZOO CITY, Miss. -- Mississippi farmers can safely remove leftover pesticides from their property during a free disposal event on Dec. 16 in Yazoo City.

Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other pesticide products can be dropped off at the former Tal Port building located at 2003 Gordon Avenue between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

No household waste, tires, rinsates, empty containers or products in bulk containers will be accepted.

Leonard Gianessi, a consultant for the CropLife Foundation, spoke to Mississippi State University scientists March 20, 2014, on the important role pesticide use plays in food security for the growing global population. (Photo by MSU Public Affairs/Beth Wynn)
Filed Under: Agriculture, Insects-Crop Pests, Pesticide Applicator Certification March 21, 2014

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- How to feed the world’s growing population is a continuing challenge for agricultural researchers and producers, and one expert who spoke Thursday at Mississippi State University said pesticides are essential for meeting that challenge.

Agricultural producers from 11 Mississippi counties brought old tires, empty chemical containers and about 38,000 pounds of waste pesticides to a safe-disposal event in Sharkey County on Dec. 12. The Mississippi State University Extension Service coordinated the event. (Submitted photo)
Filed Under: Agriculture, Pesticide Applicator Certification, Agricultural Engineering December 19, 2013

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Producers accumulate a variety of unused materials on the farm over time, and some of them require special handling for disposal.

A pesticide disposal program has been making clean-up on the farm easier since 1994 by providing a way to get rid of waste pesticides and potentially hazardous materials.

Filed Under: Pesticide Applicator Certification, Community July 12, 2007

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service will hold a waste pesticide collection day July 31 in Tunica County for farmers and pesticide applicators in northwest Mississippi.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tunica Gin on Highway 61, one mile south of Tunica. There is no fee to participate.

Waste pesticides are leftover, cancelled, suspended or unusable products. Examples include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and plant growth regulators. Empty pesticide containers will not be accepted.

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