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Ornamental, turfgrass course set

An ornamental and turfgrass course will be offered March 7 at the Jefferson County ISU Extension office.


Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the course runs from 9-11:30 a.m.


The registration fee is $35 on or before Wednesday or $45 after Wednesday. Call 472-4166.


The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 3O, 3T, 3OT and 10.


The IDALS required topics to be covered include: equipment calibration and safe application techniques; pesticide drift reduction; and phytotoxicity. Pest and pest management topics, including pesticides, include: updates on emerald ash borer and bur oak blight; hard-to-control weeds in lawns; RoundUp for lawns; compaction reduction strategies; identification of common turfgrass insects; and disease identification symptoms on golf courses.