Predator control training session set next Saturday

The Texas Department of Agriculture will conduct a Predator Management Training Program at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at USDA Farm Services Building, 119 West Street, in Coleman. The training session will include identifying causes of predation, alternative methods of predator control and M-44 sodium cyanide application. Individuals who want to use M-44 sodium cyanide to control coyotes, feral dogs and foxes preying on livestock should attend the course. To continue using M-44 sodium cyanide, all M-44 applicators certified prior to April 18, 1988 must take this course and be recertified. Proper certification to use M-44 sodium cyanide also requires possession of a private applicator certificate or license, a noncommercial applicator license or a commercial applicator license to purchase restricted-use and state-limited-use pesticides. Information on obtaining these types of licenses will be covered at the training session. For additional information, contact Lance Rasch, Coleman County Extension office at (915) 625-4519.

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