FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Test Help Sessions
February 14 & March 22 - 9:00 a.m.
Two sessions to help
prepare individuals for the commercial pesticide applicator examinations will be held in
eastern Iowa. The first session will be offered in Marion in the Linn County Extension
Office at 3279 7th Ave. on Wednesday, February 14. A second session will be
offered on Thursday, March 22 in Bettendorf in the Scott County Extension Office, 875 Tanglefoot Lane. Training will begin at 9:00 a.m. at both locations.
At both sessions, training will be offered on the core manual and categories 1A (Ag Weed),
1B (Ag Insect), 1C (Ag Diseases), 3O, T, & G (Ornamental, Turf & Greenhouse), 4
(Seed Treatment), and 6 (Right-of-Way). Training on the core manual will be offered from
9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Training on category 3, the ag categories, and categories 4 and 6 will begin at
approximately 10:45 a.m. and conclude by about 1:00
p.m. There is a $20 fee per person at each
training session. These training sessions do NOT qualify as continuing instructional
courses. More information is posted at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/cpat.html.
Bean Cutworm Short Course
February 28 -- 9:00 a.m.
This short course will be delivered via distance education technology at the Clinton, Des
Moines, and Washington County Extension Offices with speakers from Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska,
and Wisconsin. There is a $10 registration for those not seeking CCA CEUs
and $25 registration for those seeking CCA CEUs. Please
pre-register with the Clinton (563-659-5125), Des Moines (319-754-7556), or Washington
(319-653-4811) County Extension Service. Sign-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program
will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A flier is available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/Illinois/WBC/WBCFlier.pdf
Research Association Annual Meeting
March 1 10:00 a.m.
Washington County Extension Office
The annual meeting
for the southeast Iowa research farm near Crawfordsville will be held in the Washington
County Extension Office from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the
public. Lunch will be available at noon for $10. Speakers will include Lori Abendroth,
Corn-On-Corn Management; Antonio Mallarino, Fertilizer Issues; Kendall Lamkey ISU
agronomy Dept. Head, The Bio-economy; Patti Prasifka, Corn
Insect Management; Mark Hanna, Corn-On-Corn Tillage; and Jerry DeWitt, Leopold Center
Issues. CCA credits will be available. More information will soon be posted at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetserc.html.
of Soybean Aphid Short Course
March 6 8:30 a.m.
This short course will
be delivered via distance education technology at the Clinton, Des Moines, and Linn County
Extension Offices with speakers from Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska,
South Dakota, and Wisconsin. There is a $10 registration for those not seeking CCA CEUs and $25 registration for those seeking CCA CEUs.
Please pre-register with the Clinton (563-659-5125), Des Moines (319-754-7556), or Linn
(319-377-9839) County Extension Service. Sign-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the
program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A flier is available at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/Illinois/SA/SAFlier.pdf