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Lisa Dorrington
Pesticide Education Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-3732
E-mail : LisaDorrington@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9493
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


Myles Sailer
Training Development Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-5512
E-mail : Myles.Sailer@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


Events


Upcoming MDA Recertification Trainings

See the list of MDA Fall Webinar trainings available for recertification credits on the  Pesticide Training & Recertification home page.

Upcoming Initial Certification Training

Initial certification trainings will be announced when trainings become available. Check back for updates.


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News


Science Panel to Aid Montana Invasive Species Council in Management Options for Invasive Eastern Heath Snail

Eastern heath snail panelists will meet with MISC and agency staff December 7-10, 2020

Science Panel to Aid Montana Invasive Species Council in Management Options for Invasive Eastern Heath Snail

The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) in partnership with the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA), United States Department of Agriculture-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and the Montana State University has formed a science advisory panel to examine the existing body of knowledge about the eastern heath snail (Xerolenta obvia) in order to better understand the risks and impacts associated with the species, and to identify the best containment and management strategy.

Panelists have provided responses to a series of questions about the basic biology of the snail, along with survey, monitoring, and control methods for managing it and pathways for movement and introduction. Through a series of virtual workshops, the panelists will meet with MISC and agency staff December 7-10, 2020, to discuss the question responses and develop recommendations and best practices to prevent further introductions and manage snail populations already established. For more information about the panel or workshop contact Stephanie Criswell, MISC Coordinator, at 406-444-0547, scriswell@mt.gov.

Montana Pesticide Winter Recertification Training Webinar Schedule

List of free Zoom webinar trainings is now available for MT pesticide license holders. Each training will provide 1 CE per training.

Montana Pesticide Winter Recertification Training Webinar Schedule

The  MDA Winter webinar trainings schedule is now available to help Montana pesticide applicators fulfill their continuing education requirements for their Montana pesticide license under the current COVID-19 situation. These trainings are being presented via Zoom and are free of charge. Each training will provide 1 CE per training* for the listed classifications (categories).   

  • December 2, 2020: Pollinators
  • December 9, 2020: Noxious Weeds
  • December 10, 2020: Montana State Rodent Academy 
  • December 16, 2020: Mode of Action

Click here to learn more and register in advance.