Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Course Offered November 9th in Cass Co.


October 26th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Cass County ISU/Extension office say an Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators will be offered on Wednesday, November 9th. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program. The local attendance site is Cass County Extension Office. 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 Nov. 2nd,  and $45 after Nov. 2nd.  To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Stephanie Garber at the ISU Extension office in Cass County by phoning 712-243-1132. 

The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 2, 3O, 3T, 3OT and 10. Topics to be covered include effects of pesticides on groundwater and other nontarget sites; phytotoxicity; pesticide stewardship; Iowa forest health update; and turfgrass herbicide research updates. 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.