A preparation course for the MDARD Commercial Core Pesticide Applicator Exam. MDARD testing will immediately follow.
MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program
John Stone accepted the Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator position in August of 2010 after completing his Master’s Degree program in Integrated Pest Management with the MSU Department of Entomology. John has been a pesticide applicator in the nursery and landscape industry since 1977. He joined the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology in 2001 as an instructor for the Lawn and Landscape Management program in Grand Rapids, and began working with the Pesticide Safety Education Program in 2005. As Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, John works on developing and presenting training programs for new and experienced applicators; and the revision and rewriting of the pesticide applicator certification manuals. John’s interests include the associations among plant communities, insects and microbes to better understand natural systems and their importance to our man-made landscapes and the environment.