By Paul Kassel, ISU Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension will sponsor a study session to prepare individuals to take Pesticide Applicator Certification exams. Anyone wanting to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides on land they own or operate needs a Private Pesticide Applicator Certification. A Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification is required for those who apply pesticides for hire.
The exam study session will be held at the Kossuth County Extension office in Algona on March 8. The Kossuth County Extension Office is located at 1121-B Hwy 18 E, a half mile east of the Highway 18 and 169 intersection.
Private Pesticide Certification study sessions will begin at 1:30 and conclude at 2:30 p.m. The Commercial Pesticide Applicators study session will held from 3 to 5 p.m. The Commercial Applicators session will cover the Core Manual and the Ag categories (1A - Ag Weed, 1B - Ag Insect, 1C- Ag Disease or 4 - Seed Treatment).
Cost is $15 for either the Private or Commercial session. These training sessions do not qualify as continuing instructional courses. To pre-register, contact Carrie Gatton at 515-295-2469. Contact Gatton or Paul Kassel, at712-262- 2264, for more information.