The Winneshiek County Extension Office will host a class for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, October 16th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
However, people who register by the end of office hours Wednesday can save on the registration fee. The registration fee is $35 by Wednesday and $45 as of Thursday and the day of the class. To register or to obtain additional information, call (563) 382-2949.
The course will provide continuing instruction 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 (Research and Demonstration). Topics to be covered are: recognition of sensitive areas, including groundwater and other non-target sites and organisms (pollinators) as potentially impacted by pesticide applications, drift and runoff; pesticide labels; restricted entry intervals and preharvest intervals; aquatic weed management; bur oak blight treatment; and roadside weed management.
Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PSEP Program can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.