Pesticide and Manure Applicator Testing & Training Information

Pesticide and Manure Applicator trainings are offered throughout the year at the Dubuque County Extension Office.  For full details follow the links below or call our office:  563-583-6496

Re-shows are available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month pending availability of the classroom and staff.  Please call ahead to arrange a re-show.

PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

Private Applicator Training  2015
"Certified private applicator" means a certified applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use on property owned or rented by the applicator or the applicator's employer or, if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities, on the property of another person. Iowa Code, Chpt. 206.2

Dubuque County training:
Location:

4-H Building, Dubuque County Fairgrounds
Dates:
Weds., January 14, 2015  9:30am and 1:30pm
Thurs., February 19, 2015   1:30pm and 7:00pm

Listing for test dates in all Iowa counties

Commercial Applicator Training  2015
"Certified commercial applicator" means a person, corporation, or employee of a person or corporation who enters into a contract or an agreement for the sake of monetary payment and agrees to perform a service by applying a pesticide but does not include a farmer trading work with another, a person employed by a farmer not solely as a pesticide applicator who applies pesticide as an incidental part of the person's general duties, or a person who applies pesticide as an incidental part of a custom farming operation. Iowa Code, Chpt. 206.2  CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION MATERIALS

Dubuque County training:
Location:

Dubuque County Extension Office, 14858 West Ridge Lane (unless otherwise noted below)
Dates:
Pest Control Operators:  December 3, 2014 at 9am
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease: February 10, 2015 at 9am
See Treatment: February 18, 2015 at 9am
Shade Tree Course: February 25-26 , 2015 at Scheman Building Ames - call 515-294-6222 or registration-info@iastate.edu to register
Ornamental and Turf Applicators: March 4, 2015 at 9am
Certified Handlers: March 24, 2015 9am
Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management: October 21, 2015 at 9am
Mosquito and Public Health Pest Management: October 29, 2015 at 9am
Ornamental and Turf Applicators: November 11, 2015 at 9am
Fumigation: November 17, 2015 at 9am
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease: November 18, 2015 at 9am
Pest Control Operators: December 2, 2015 at 9am
Aerial Applicators Tape:  Contact our office to schedule - 563-583-6496
Greenhouse Tape:  Contact our office to schedule - 563-583-6496

NOTE:  Time listed is when the program starts.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for check-in.

IDALS testing
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) conducts pesticide tests at the Dubuque County Extension Office throughout the year.

Dubuque County testing:
Location:

Dubuque County Extension Office, 14855 West Ridge Lane
 

2014 Dates:
>No more 2014 dates scheduled

2015 Dates:
>No January, February or March testing dates are scheduled<
Monday, April 20, 2015, 10am - 2pm
Monday, May 18, 2015, 10am - 2pm
Monday, June 15, 2015, 10am - 2pm
>No July or August testing dates are scheduled<
Monday, September 21, 2015, 10am - 2pm
Monday, October 19, 2015, 10am - 2pm
Monday, November 16, 2-15, 10am - 2pm

2015 IDALS Pesticide Applicator Certification Winter Test
Dubuque  County testing:
Location:

Northeast Iowa Community College, Main Building - Conference Center 1, 8342 NICC Drive, Peosta, Iowa
Date/time:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 10am - 2pm

Click here for full listing of state-wide locations
 

MANURE APPLICATORS

Commercial Manure Applicator Certification
Dubuque County certification:
Location:

Dubuque County Extension Office, 14858 W. Ridge Lane
Date: 
January 6, 2015, 9am - 12pm
Registration: TBA
 

Confinement Site Manure Applicator Certification
Dubuque County certification:
Location:

FarmTek, 1440 Field of Dreams Way, Dyersville
Date:
January 30, 2015 at 1:30pm
Registration:
No advance registration necessary.  Questions call 563-583-6496.
 

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