From ONvegetables By Dennis Van Dyk, OMAFRA Vegetable Crops Specialist:
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is extending the pesticide certification of those who have certificates expiring this year until December 31, 2020.
This is good news to those of you who have expiring certificates and have not been able to attend an online course. The letters below are also being emailed out to those impacted:
- Grower Pesticide Safety Course certificate
- Pesticide Vendor Certification Course certificate
- General Vendor
OPEP has also released this press release.
New producers will need to access the online courses that are currently available or contact OPEP for other arrangements:
Ontario Pesticide Education Program
University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus
120 Main Street East,
1-800-652-8573, or 519-674-2230
OPEP continues to look at options to improve their online course options and to do testing online.