Mosquito/public health pest course Oct. 24

Register before Oct. 17 for fall commercial pesticide applicator training recertification

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Greene County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 24. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

The local attendance site for the Oct. 24 CIC is ISU Greene County Extension Office. Registration begins at 8:30 am, followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 am. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 17 and $45 after Oct. 17. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Cindy Adamson at the ISU Extension and Outreach Greene County office at 515-386-2138.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7D (Community Insect Management), 8 (Public Health Pest Control), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). The course will cover topics such as: recognition of sensitive areas and other non-target sites; pesticide labels including restricted entry intervals; pests, pest management, and pesticides, including a variety of environments; and specific factors which may lead to a hazardous condition.

Additional information about this and other courses offered through the Pesticide Safety Education Program may be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/psep.

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