Commercial ag weed, insect, plant disease course set for Nov. 20

Greene County Extension will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 20. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

The local attendance site is ISU Greene County Extension Office. Registration begins at 8:30 am, and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 am. The registration fee is $35 on or before Nov. 20, and $45 for a reshow. Persons who want to register or to obtain additional information about the CIC can contact Cindy Adamson at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Greene County by phoning 515-386-2138.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, and 10. Topics covered will include information on recognition of sensitive areas as potentially impacted by pesticides, pesticide labels, restricted entry interval and preharvest intervals, and pest management.
Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Soil and Water Management and Integrated Pest Management will be offered at this program. Interested participants should bring their CCA number.
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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