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COVID-19 UPDATE FOR PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TESTING:

Due to COVID-19, the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) will begin scheduling exams for pesticide applicators on a limited basis beginning April 27th.  The way tests are proctored and where the exams are given has changed to minimize the risk of exposure.  Please contact your local MDA Field Office to schedule an exam using the following website:  https://agr.mt.gov/ASBFieldOffices


The Montana Department of Agriculture approves all trainings for pesticide applicators and dealers regardless of location and license type. Generally, over 400 trainings are approved for Continuing Education Credits (CEs) each year. Some are sponsored by MDA, many are sponsored by industry, professional organizations, online training institutions, universities, and more.

Use the links below to find the information you need.


Contact


Jenn Bergner
Pesticide Education Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-5512
E-mail : Jennifer.Bergner@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9493
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


Rory Ruffner
Pesticide Licensing, Registration, & Training Program Manager

Phone : (406) 444-3676
E-mail : Rory.Ruffner@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9493
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


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Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

To curtail the spread of COVID-19, nonessential businesses and operations will close March 28 - April 10, 2020

Governor Bullock's Stay at Home Directive Identifies Food & Ag Essential Businesses and Operations

On March 26, Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily close all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will be in effect through April 10, identifies essential businesses and operations related to food and agriculture, as included in the sections shown below:

Click to view the  the Governor’s Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020.

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MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings

Interested parties may submit petition forms until September 30, 2020

MDA Accepting Petitions for New Noxious Weed Listings

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting petitions for new plants to add to the Montana Noxious Weed List. Petition forms are available on the department’s website at agr.mt.gov/weeds and can be submitted to Jasmine Reimer, State Weed Coordinator, at jreimer@mt.gov.

“Staying ahead of the game by identifying and adding new plants to the noxious weed list is vital to protecting Montana’s agricultural lands,” said Director Ben Thomas. “The department welcomes input from folks across the state when reviewing the list each year.”