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Commercial Pesticide Applicator Test Help Session

This article was published originally on 2/8/2012

 
All commercial pesticide applicators must take exams in order to become initially certified and some choose to become re-certified by exam rather than by attending continuing instructional courses.
 
A training session designed to help prepare individuals for the commercial pesticide applicator examinations will be offered in Marion on Monday, March 5 in the Linn County Extension Office at 3279 7th Ave. The session will run from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. The Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship will be giving tests for both private and commercial pesticide applicators in Marion on March 5 in the Linn Cooperative Oil Company at 325 35th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
The training session will cover the Iowa Core Manual and categories 1A (Agricultural Weed Management), 1B (Agricultural Insect Control), 1C (Agricultural Crop Disease Management), 3O,T, and G (Ornamental, Turf, and Greenhouse Pest Management), 4 (Seed Treatment) and 6 (Right-of-Way). Training on the Iowa Core Manual will be given for the first 2 hours, with the training on the other categories following.
 
There is a $25 fee per person for the training session. The session does NOT qualify as a continuing instructional course. For more information, please contact Jim Fawcett (fawcett@iastate.edu) at (319) 337-2145, Patrick O'Malley (omall@iastate.edu) at (319) 337-2145, or Virgil Schmitt (vschmitt@iastate.edu) at (563) 263-5701.