Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease Course Set for Feb. 10

Written by Theresa Rose on January 19, 2015

Donnellson, IA – Lee County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education (PSEP) program.

The local attendance site is the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lee County at 414 North Main in Donnellson. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Feb. 3 and $45 after Feb. 3. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Marya Sanders at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Lee County at (319) 835-5116.

The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, and 10. Some of the topics to be covered include equipment calibration and safe application techniques; pesticide drift reduction; pest management and pesticides; and phytotoxicity.

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Pest Management will be offered at this program. Any interested participant should bring his or her CCA number for the CEU sign-in sheet.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PSEP program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP/ComAp.html.

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