Pesticide Applicators Training Available

  • Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Continuing Instructional Course Offered Oct. 16, 2013 at 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration Cost $35.00. Registration Forms available.                                       

    Emmet County will host an Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) Program.
    The local site for the Oct. 16 CIC is 26 South 17th St., Estherville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 9 and $45 after Oct. 9. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Emmet County by phoning 712-362-3434.
    The 2013 course will provide continuing instructional credits for commercial and public pesticide applicators certified in categories 2 (Forest Pest Control), 5 (Aquatic Pest Control), 6 (Right-of-Way Pest Control) and 10 (Demonstration and Research). Topics to be covered are safe handling and storage of pesticides, personal protective equipment, laws and regulations, pesticide stewardship, an update on emerald ash borer in Iowa, thistle control, forest weed control and aquatic pest control.
    Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PME Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.
    Contacts:
    Mark Shour, Pest Management and the Environment (PME), mshour@iastate.edu
    Kathleen Wilson, Pest Management and the Environment (PME), 515-294-1101, kmwilson@iastate.edu
    Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu

  • Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Course Offered Oct. 24, 2013 at 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration Cost $35.00. Registration Forms available.

    Emmet County will host a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.
    The local site for the Oct. 24 CIC is 26 S. 17th St., Estherville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 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 the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Emmet County by phoning 712-362-3434

    The 2013 course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7D (Community Insect Management), 8 (Public Health Pest Control) and 10 (Demonstration and Research). The course will cover topics such as laws and regulations, safe handling and storage of pesticides and PPE, and biology and management of selected public health pests.

    Additional information about this and other courses offered through the PME Program may be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.
    Contacts :
    Ken Holscher, ISU Department of Entomology, (515) 294-1101, kholsche@iastate.edu
    Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu

  • Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Course Offered November 6,2013 at 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Registration Cost $35.00. Registration Forms available.
    Emmet County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.
    The local attendance site is 26 S. 17th St., Estherville. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and the course runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 30 and $45 after Oct. 30. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact  the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Emmet County by phoning 712-362-3434.
    The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 3O, 3T, 3OT and 10. Topics to be covered include safe storage and handling of pesticides and PPE; laws and regulations; pesticide stewardship; and pests, pest management and pesticides.
    Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses being offered by the PME program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.
    Contact:
    Mark Shour, ISU Department of Entomology, 515-294-1101, mshour@iastate.edu
    Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu
  • Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease Course Set for Nov. 13, 2013 at 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration Cost $35.00. Registration Forms available.
    Emmet County will offer the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect and Plant Disease Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.
    The local attendance site is 26 S. 17th St., Estherville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Nov. 6 and $45 after Nov. 6. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Emmet County by phoning 712-362-3434.
    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 pesticide handling; personal protective equipment; pests, pest management and pesticides; and pesticide stewardship.
    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.
    Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PME program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME/ComAp.html.
    Contact:
    Kristine Schaefer, ISU Department of Entomology, 515-294-1101, schaefer@iastate.ed
    Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu
  • Fumigation Course Scheduled for Nov. 19, 2013 at 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Registration Cost $35.00. Registration Form available.
    Emmet County will host a Fumigation Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.
    The local site for the Nov. 19 CIC is 26 S. 17th St., Estherville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Nov. 12 and $45 after Nov. 12. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Emmet County by phoning 712-362-3434.
    The 2013 course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7C (Fumigation) and 10 (Demonstration and Research). The course will cover topics including safe handling of phosphine, pest identification, effective grain fumigation, and laws and regulations.
    Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PME Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.
    Contacts :
    Betsy Buffington, Pest Management and the Environment (PME), (515) 294-1101, bbuffing@iastate.edu
    Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu
  • Pest Control Operators Course Offered Dec. 4, 2013 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Registration Cost $35.00. Registration Form available.
    Emmet County will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.

    The local site for the Dec.4 CIC is 26 S. 17th St., Estherville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $60 on or before Nov. 27 and $70 after Nov. 27. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Emmet County by phoning 712-362-3434.

    The 2013 course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7A, 7B, 8 and 10. The course will cover topics such as bed bug and termite treatment options, rodent control, ant baiting, safe wildlife management, and Iowa pesticide laws and regulations.

    Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PME Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.
    Contacts :
    Donald Lewis, ISU Department of Entomology, (515) 294-1101, drlewis@iastate.edu
    Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu

Pesticide training will be held at Iowa State University Emmet County Extension & Outreach, 26 South 17th Street in Estherville, IA. Please stop by or call for registration 712-362-3434 or email jojensen@iastate.edu. For more information on on the sessions visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pme/ComAp.html

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