Pesticide Applicator and Dispenser Training Courses
The Saskatchewan Pesticide Education Program fulfills the legislated
requirements for licensing commercial pesticide applicators/dispensers
in Saskatchewan. It also meets the national standard for pesticide
applicator training so holders of Saskatchewan applicator licenses can
usually obtain a license in another province.
Course content includes safety and personal protection, legislation
relating to pest control, pests and their control, interpretation of
pesticide labels and calculations related to pest control procedures.
registration information - new applicant (pdf)
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You will learn how to use pesticides for controlling agricultural pests such as weeds, insects and diseases. The course content includes on-farm seed treatment, bird and rodent control, and weed control in farm dugouts and shelterbelts.
You will study the application of pesticides by air to forest lands, rights of way, water bodies and agricultural lands.
Your studies will focus on herbicide use for controlling aquatic vegetation in standing and running water or areas left exposed during low water periods.
You will study fungicide and insecticide use for commercial seed treatment operations.
You will study the use of fumigants for soil fumigation, within closed structures and under sheets (including grain bins, elevators, buildings, rail cars, trucks and closed vaults).
You will learn how to use herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and rodenticides in greenhouses during crop storage, display and production. The course content includes pesticide use on areas immediately surrounding greenhouses and on plants in occupied buildings.
Your studies will focus on herbicide use for controlling weeds in industrial areas (such as roadsides, power lines, rights of way, well sites, parking lots, roadbeds and equipment yards). The course content includes controlling designated noxious weeds on all lands and using herbicides for sewer root control.
You will learn how to use herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and vertebrate control products to maintain ornamental plants and turf on outdoor residential, commercial and public lands. You will also study pesticide use in nurseries for the propagation of landscape and garden plants, and fungicide injection for control of Dutch elm disease.
You will study insecticide use for controlling mosquito and biting fly larvae and adults.
The course focuses on the use of fumigants by farmers. Farmers will learn how to use fumigants to control insects in grain stored on their farms and to control ground squirrels on their farms.
You will learn how to use pesticides for controlling nuisance pests in public national, provincial and regional parks including nuisance insects, rodents and weeds. This course is not intended for pest control in urban park locations (e.g. city parks).
The course focuses on the responsibilities and duties of individuals who handle and sell restricted and commercial pesticides at the retail level. You will study information on pesticides and their uses, pest control, safe handling and the use of pesticides.
Your studies will focus on using rodenticides for controlling rats and mice (also included in the Structural License).
This course fulfills the legislated requirement for licencing commercial pesticide applicators from other jurisdictions who are applying for reciprocal licencing in Saskatchewan.
You will learn how to use insecticides, rodenticides and avicides for pest control in and around structures. The course content includes rodent control on public and private land.
You will gain the basic skills and knowledge needed to understand how
pruning affects the development and survival of trees. You will also
learn how pruning is used for disease prevention. The course consists of
classroom instruction and practical application of the principles of
tree pruning. You will practice pruning under an instructor’s guidance.
Homeowners, landscapers and tree pruners (commercial and municipal) will
benefit from this course. It meets requirements for elm tree pruners in
Saskatchewan under Dutch Elm Disease regulations.
Call 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278) EXT 7473 to place your name on the interest list.
This course currently has no offerings.