A regional team approach to pesticide training and certification improves clientele opportunities to comply with regulations and requires less time per agent to implement the program. Agents in central Florida identified pesticide licenses with high public demand and developed education opportunities for this group. Program success was measured by comparing exam results from clients taking exams immediately after pesticide training with the results from clients who took the exams without training. Attendees realized a 21% increase in passing percentage. Agents can stretch limited resources and expand quality programs by reaching across county lines in a regional team approach.
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Tyson, R., White, C., Welshans, J., & Popenoe, J. (2008). Team Approach to Pesticide Applicator Training, Testing, and Recertification in Four Central Florida Counties. The Journal of Extension, 46(6), Article 25. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss6/25