Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course

West Pottawattamie County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, November 11, 2015. 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 West Pottawattamie Extension & Outreach, 1705 McPherson Ave, Council Bluffs, IA. Registration begins at 8:30am, and the course runs from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Please note: this is a change from previous years. The registration fee is $35 on or before November 6 and $45 after November 6. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Rachel Summy at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in West Pottawattamie County by phoning 712-366-7070 or http://www.extension.iastate.edu/westpottawattamie/
The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 3O (Ornamental Pest), 3T (Turf Pest), 3OT (Ornamental and Turf Pest) and 10 (Research and Demonstration). Topics to be covered include equipment calibration and safe application techniques, pesticide drift reduction, phytotoxicity, turfgrass management including disease control, ash tree treatment methods and pesticides, and nontarget effects of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses being offered by the PSEP team can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.

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