ISU Extension Offers 2009 Ag Chemical Dealer Updates

October 16, 2009
ICM News

By Brent Pringnitz, Agribusiness Education Program

Updates on the latest crop production products and recommendations are the featured topics of the 2009 Ag Chemical Dealer Update Series. Sponsored by Iowa State University Extension, this series will be held Nov. 24 to Dec. 16 at eight locations around Iowa.

These meetings are an excellent opportunity for ag input dealers to meet with extension specialists to review current research, discuss new products and learn of new recommendations.

Each location will feature presentations on weed, insect and crop disease management, as well as soil nutrient management. Each meeting is approved for Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits. The meetings offer recertification for Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicators in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10. Recertification is included in meeting registration.

For more information about a particular program, contact the host listed below. Online registration materials and additional information about the meetings are available at An early registration discount is offered to participants who sign up a week or more before the program date.

Program dates, locations and facilitators are:
Nov. 24 -  Waterloo, George Cummins, (641) 228-1453,

Nov. 24 - Calmar, Brian Lang, (563) 382-2949,

Dec. 7 - Lewis, Kyle Jensen, (712) 769-2600,

Dec. 8 -  Mason City, George Cummins, (641) 228-1453,

Dec. 9 - Storm Lake, Paul Kassel,  (712) 262-2264,, and  Mark Licht, (712) 792-2364,

Dec. 10 -  Creston,  Aaron Saeugling,  (641) 782-8426,, and Mark Carlton, (641) 932-5612,

Dec. 14 -  Iowa City, Jim Fawcett, (319) 337-2145,, and Virgil Schmitt, (563) 263-5701,

Dec. 16 -  Ames, John Holmes, (515) 532-3453,, and Mark Wuebker, (515) 957-5778,

Brent A. Pringnitz is the coordinator of the Iowa State University Extension Agribusiness Education Program. He can be reached at 515/294-9487 or by email at


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