If you are interested in taking the Alabama Pesticide examination for an OTPS or OPTC license…register today for the study session ATA is hosting at the Annual Conference & Tradeshow.

The study session will cover all the components of the examination including:

Laws and Regulations

Record Keeping

Applicator Safety

Ornamental & Turf Insects

Ornamental & Turf Weeds

Ornamental & Turf Diseases

Pest Control

Pesticide Formulations

Labels and Labeling

Disposal, Storage & Transportation


The preparation class will be Tuesday, October 29th at the Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center from 8 am – 5 pm.  It will be a full-day of review, Q&A and even a practice exam. 

The examination will be given immediately after the ATA Conference on Thursday afternoon, October 31st at 1 pm.  Attendees are encouraged to attend the ATA conference…giving you more time to study, attend more sessions regarding the material and the opportunity to ask a turfgrass professors for additional help if needed. 

All interested individuals need to register for this class.  Registration is $50 and will include lunch and snacks.  It is suggested that you order the study manuals prior to the class from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at http://www.aces.edu/anr/pesticidemgt/  The study manuals include:  Ornamental and Turf Pest Control Study Manual, Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses, and Common Insect & Disease Pest of Turfgrasses and Ornamentals in Alabama.  Also, everyone taking the examination, must bring a check made payable to the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries in the amount of $75 for the examination fee.

The Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center is offering the ATA room rate of $109 for Monday evening as well.  Call the hotel at 1-800-228-2876 to make your reservations.

To register for this class and the conference, just use the link under our calendar page.  We look forward to seeing you in October.