Mills County will host an Aquatic, Forest and Roadside Continuing Instructional Course 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 Program.
The local site for the Oct. 16 CIC is at the Mills County Extension Office. 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 Mary at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Mills County by phoning 712-624-8616.
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.
Mark Shour, Pest Management and the Environment (PME), firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Wilson, Pest Management and the Environment (PME), 515-294-1101,email@example.com
Laura Sternweis, ISU Extension and Outreach, 515-294-0775, firstname.lastname@example.org