Review and Quiz Modules for Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual Now Available

February 20, 2012
ICM News

Betsy Buffington, Department of Entomology

A new CD/DVD, the Iowa Core Companion, now is available to assist those preparing for the commercial pesticide applicator core exam. It provides reviews and quizzes for a better understanding of the material covered in the Iowa Core Manual. The Iowa Core Companion review and practice quizzes are based on information needed to pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial pesticide applicators.

The review module, contains the learning objectives from each chapter of the core manual, case studies and over 100 review questions. The quiz module contains over 100 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. This training should be used in association with the Iowa Core Manual, IC 445.

The Iowa Core Companion can be purchased as a set with the Iowa Core Manual or alone from the ISU Extension Online Store, 515-294-5247.  It also is available for digital download for the online store.

Betsy Buffington is a program specialist in the Pest Management and the Environment program. She can be reached at 515-294-7293 or

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Elizabeth Buffington Extension Program Specialist III

Betsy Buffington is an extension program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She is part of the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), conducts pesticide applicator training focusing on seed treatment and fumigation, and develops resource materials for ...