Pest Control Operators course set Dec. 6

The Jefferson County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office will host a Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Continuing Instruction Course for commercial pesticide applicators Dec. 6.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by sessions from 9-11:30 a.m.

The registration fee is $60 on or before Nov. 29 and $70 after Nov. 29. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Colleen Matson at 472-4166.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7A (General Household Pest), 7B (Termite), 8 (Public Health), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). Topics covered will include information on safe handling and storage of pesticides; and pests and pest management, including non-chemical control methods; laws and regulations, and personal protective equipment.

Additional information and registration forms for this CIC and other courses offered through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program can be accessed at