AMES, Iowa – Sprayer cleanout to minimize tank contamination will be the featured topic at the 2020 Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
These meetings will also feature a short crop disease and insect update covering topics like Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans, tar spot in corn and corn rootworm.
The Ag Chem Dealer Update meetings, which were scheduled to be held in a face-to-face format in Ames and Iowa City, are now being offered online on two different dates due to COVID-19 restrictions.
On Dec. 8 the session will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Dec. 15 the session will be offered from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meetings are approved for Certified Crop Adviser credits. In addition, the meetings offer Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator recertification in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10 for calendar year 2020.
Recertification is included in meeting registration. Attendance at the entire meeting is required for recertification. Applicators are requested to join 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to allow time for check-in for Commercial Pesticide recertification.
In order to meet recertification requirements applicators will be required to answer four of six poll questions during the 2.5-hour session. Applicators failing to answer at least four questions will not meet verification requirements.
Each applicator must attend and log-in with their own device for tracking using Zoom attendance logs. Applicators must join the meeting on time and attend the entire meeting. Late entries will be denied access to the program. Additional information and guidelines are provided on the registration page.
Registration is $70. The deadline for the Dec. 8 program is midnight, Dec. 6, and the deadline for the Dec. 15 program is midnight, Dec. 13.
Visit www.aep.iastate.edu/acu for program details or to register online. For additional information contact an ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist hosting the meeting.
Meaghan Anderson, email@example.com, 319-331-0058
Angie Rieck-Hinz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-231-2830
Rebecca Vittetoe, email@example.com, 319-653-4811
Virgil Schmitt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 563-263-5701
Joshua Michel, email@example.com, 319-523-2371
Original photo: Sprayer in action