Ornamental, turfgrass CIC set Nov. 8

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jefferson County office will host an Ornamental and Turfgrass Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators Nov. 8 at its office on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by sessions from 9-11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Nov. 1 and $45 after Nov. 1.

To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Colleen Matson at the

ISU Extension and Outreach Jefferson County office at 472-4166.

The program is provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program.

The course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 3O, 3T, 3OT, and 10. Topics to be covered include: safe handling and storage of pesticides; personal protective equipment; laws and regulations; and pests, pest management, and pesticide topics: top 10 ornamental pests, athletic field performance and safety, white grubs on golf courses, and identification and control of common weeds in the home lawn.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PSEP Program can be accessed at