OVERTON – Private pesticide applicators can earn five to 10 continuing education units toward the renewal of their licenses at trainings held on Dec. 5 and Dec. 10 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton.

Participants can earn five continuing education units by attending the training on either day, or 10 total if they attend both days, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist at Overton.

The Dec. 5 training program will include presentations on woody weed and brush control, calibrating and maintaining spraying equipment, Bermuda grass myth busting and aquatic weed control, she said.

The Dec. 10 training presentations will include information on the latest Texas Superstar horticulture plants, control of bedbugs, ants and termites, garden and fruit tree insect control, turfgrass fertility and water management, and turfgrass weed control.

On either training, pending Texas Department of Agriculture approval, the five continuing education units will be divided into three categories: one laws and regulation, two in integrated pest management and two in general, Corriher-Olson said.

Trainings on both days will start with registration at 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Registration for either day is $30 per person, which will include a barbecue brisket lunch.

Registration is on-site only by check or cash only on the day of the event.

Presenters will include AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research faculty.

To receive continuing education units, participants will need to present either their driver’s license or a copy of their applicator’s license at registration, she said.

The Overton center is located one mile north of downtown Overton on State Highway 3053.

For more information on, contact Corriher-Olson’s secretary, Pam Hickman, at 903-834-6191.