Aquatic, forest, roadside pesticide course offered
Jefferson County will host an Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Continuing Instructional Course for commercial pesticide applicators Oct. 16.
The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment Program.
The local site for the Oct. 16 CIC is the Jefferson County ISU Extension Office.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by sessions from 9-11:30 a.m.
The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 9 and $45 after Oct. 9. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Barbara Kistler at the Jefferson County ISU Extension Office at 472-4166.
The 2013 course will provide continuing instructional credits for commercial public pesticide applicators certified in categories 2 (Forest Pest Control), 5 (Aquatic Pest Control), 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control) and 10 (Demonstration and Research). Topics to be covered are safe handling and storage of pesticides, personal protective equipment, laws and regulations, pesticide stewardship, an update on emerald ash borer in Iowa, thistle control, forest weed control and aquatic pest control.
Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PME Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.