Whitmer issues order temporarily extending certification of pesticide applicators

Posted by The Huron Hub
Press Release Desk
April 17, 2020 - 9:30 AM EST

Governor Whitmer signed an executive order Friday which temporarily suspends requirements for in-person examinations for renewals of pesticide certifications until after Michigan’s emergency declaration is lifted.

Executive order 2020-52 extends the validity of three-year pesticide certifications that otherwise expired on Dec. 31, 2019, for commercial, private and registered pesticide applicators until 60 days after the emergency declaration is lifted. The order takes effect immediately.

“Michigan’s agriculture industry relies on pesticide applicators to keep fruit, vegetables and other crops safe from animals, insects and invasive weeds that can compromise our food supply,” Governor Whitmer said. “By temporarily extending the validity of pesticide certifications, we can ensure every Michigander has safe food to put on the table as we continue to weather this unprecedented pandemic.”

To view executive order 2020-52, click this link.

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