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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

November 24, 2020 - 2:23pm --

Governor DeWine signed a bill yesterday and it is effective immediately extending the pesticide recertification December 1, 2020 deadline to July 1, 2021. Information on the bill can be found at

What does this mean?

Private and Fertilizer Applicators who expire in March 2020 or 2021 now have until July 1, 2021 to renew and recertify.

Commercial applicators expiring in 2020 now have until July 1, 2021. The deadline for commercial applicators expiring in September 2021 is not changed by this bill.

ODA will be creating a chart to explain this and all the implications, but we want to get the word out now.