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turf source2
02-24-2009, 01:33 PM
I was wondering if anyone who has taken the commercial applicator test in Missouri as to how hard the test is and if it's mulitple choice or short answer and so on. I have the core manual and category 3 ornamental and turf pest control which I'm currently studying to take the test.

EadsLawnCare
02-24-2009, 07:43 PM
The test is all mulitple choice and if you study the books you will be ok. I took mine last year and had no problem, some of the questions can be worded tricky.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
02-24-2009, 08:12 PM
Good luck sir...just took and passed the MN ones myself.

Rayholio
02-24-2009, 09:52 PM
Yeah.. It's not too hard.. I suggest some study of course.. I wouldn't want to go into it cold.. even if I was just Re-taking it..

Perfect Image TLM
02-25-2009, 02:47 PM
Read the books, I also took the one day course and that helped me alot. Just pay attention to the way the questions are worded...

CleanCutMowers
02-25-2009, 11:43 PM
How many questions are we talking? Say for the Core and category 3?

buttaluv
02-26-2009, 08:52 AM
Yeah, piece of cake, so easy I took it twice...ha ha ha!!!

chilsonslawnandlandscape
02-26-2009, 10:28 AM
Where do you get the books to study?

Perfect Image TLM
02-26-2009, 01:19 PM
How many questions are we talking? Say for the Core and category 3?

50 questions each...

Perfect Image TLM
02-26-2009, 01:24 PM
Where do you get the books to study?

http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/miscpubs/mp0731.htm

CleanCutMowers
02-26-2009, 11:35 PM
I have the books and all. But I am trying to understand this pesticide act. So I dont have any expierience. Is this saying I am going to have to take a course? Or do you have to have any pre qualifications to apply?

Perfect Image TLM
02-26-2009, 11:41 PM
You don't have to take the course but I did. It was $75 for a 1 day course and they even had a great lunch!! You can just study for it, I just like any extra knowledge I can get, and for the price I thought it was worth it...JMO

ef200098
01-04-2011, 01:25 AM
bringing this up from the dead. where did you take the 1 day class at? or if anyone knows of a place to take a course to get your license, that would help as well.

thanks.
Mike

STL Cuts
01-04-2011, 02:44 AM
Funny I was talking about this today with a friend of mine. I'm also curious as to how hard it is, doesn't sound like too hard of a test... Subscribing.

Rayholio
01-04-2011, 10:22 AM
got one tomorrow at springfield.

Check out the university extention office website.. they'll have all your info :)

TMlawncare
01-04-2011, 01:15 PM
I took the one day course as well. Great lunch, lots of insight on the test. I agree about the wording of the questions as some are quite confusing. Besure to put in the study time and don't skim the material. They pull some of the questions from the cracks in the pages. If you put in the time you will be fine.

ef200098
01-04-2011, 08:09 PM
Sounds good. Yeah I've got the core manual as well as the cat 3. I saw the one day course in Saint Louis at the end of the month. Would you recomend taking this one day course without finishing the book yet? Thanks for the help guys.

And do most of you guys just go to JD landscapes for your supplies?

Mike
Cardinal Lawn

Snapper12
01-06-2011, 07:45 AM
ef200098 -- Check out Helena Chemical in Earth City

olcllc
01-06-2011, 09:32 PM
Most folks don't know this but if you intend to spray say along sidewalks, curbing, parking lots etc... you need the Cat 6, right-of-way as well for Missouri to be legal.

ef200098
01-07-2011, 12:37 AM
Thanks for that olc. Do you guys know any suppliers down south, I'm in jefferson county. Helena is a little far out for me.

olcllc
01-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Thanks for that olc. Do you guys know any suppliers down south, I'm in jefferson county. Helena is a little far out for me.

I use BWI in Springfield. If you give them a call and set up an account you will be assigned a sales rep and can veiw products and prices online.

http://www.bwicompanies.com/

Peerless Lawn Care
01-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Glad I found this thread. I am in the process of making a study guide for the Core and Category E exam (Minnesota License). Is this going overboard? I mean, I have taken lots of hard college exams, finals etc...is this anywhere near that difficulty? I'm taking the exams Friday morning. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.

Chilehead
01-10-2011, 08:15 PM
For GA, we have a general Standards test and a Class 24 for T&O. I failed the T&O part the first time I took it because of all the latin (scientific names of pests) I had to memorize. Aced it the second time around.

ef200098
01-19-2011, 10:37 PM
for you missouri guys, is there pest identification on the test?

ef200098
01-27-2011, 12:08 AM
Took the certification class today that the university of missouri offers, and it is definately worth it. It can be a little long towards the end, but hang in there, its all valuable info. As stated earlier, they went over what would be covered on the test and how it breaks down. They are actually rewriting all of the books, and the current books will not be valid after i think july 1. so if you have been studying you need to take it before then to avoid taking a test on a different book.

Missouri is a 61 percent pass rate state. You can take the test as many times as you want. The tests themselves do not cost you a dime. If you pass the core and fail your cat, you dont have to retake the core, as long as the cat is passed within 12 months.

One of the doctors that was speaking told us that they just eliminated pictoral pest ident from the test, you will have to know names and how to control them though.

Decent lunch and breakfast provided.

Mike