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Aquatic, Forest, Right-of-Way CIC course scheduled Oct. 19

■ Register before Oct. 12 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification
Oct 04, 2016

Jefferson County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators Oct. 19.

The program can be seen at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program team.

Registration for the class at the Jefferson County Extension office begins at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19, followed by sessions from 9-11:30 a.m.

The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 12 and $45 after Oct. 12.

To register or to obtain additional information about the course, contact Colleen Matson at Jefferson County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 472-4166 or visit the Extension office to pick up registration forms.

The course will provide continuing instruction credits for commercial and public pesticide applicators certified in categories 2 (Forest Pest Control), 5 (Aquatic Pest Control), 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control) and 10 (Research and Demonstration).

Topics to be covered are: recognition of sensitive areas impacted by pesticide applications; restricted entry intervals; pesticide labels for aquatic, forest, and right-of-way products; controlling honeysuckle; poisonous weeds; and long-term thistle management.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PSEP Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.


Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management course set

A Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management course is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Extension office.

Call Matson or visit the office for information.


Email notices

The Pesticide Safety Education Program team is offering certified commercial pesticide applicators the opportunity to receive email notifications of upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses and other pesticide safety education opportunities.

“Applicators can select the categories for notification and can make updates if it changes, or opt-out at any time,” said Kristine Schaefer, PSEP program manager at ISU Extension and Outreach. “This will help applicators know when the CIC programs are offered if for some reason employers do not receive our spring or fall postcard reminders.”

PSEP will use an online email management system to send notifications to commercial, noncommercial and public applicators interested in the pesticide safety courses to maintain their certification. Schaefer says participation in the notification signup is voluntary. Applicators who are for-hire are required to have certification and be licensed in the state and must participate in CICs in order to maintain their license for pesticide application.

To sign up for the notifications, go online at: http://eepurl.com/_kHb1. After entering an email address, name and ZIP code, categories of interest for pesticide safety training opportunities, such as agriculture weeds, aerial application, public health, turf or household pests and others, can then be selected. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent. Recipients can change their profile at any time.

To register or to obtain more information about the CIC program, contact Stan Hughes, director of Jefferson County ISU Extension and Outreach at 472-4166.


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