Pesticide use in Iowa is regulated under the Pesticide Act of Iowa. The Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment program provides training and certification programs for commercial pesticide applicators in Iowa. Several fall courses have been scheduled for 2005 including:
September 14 / Categories 4, 10
Roadside, Forest, and Aquatic Pest Management
October 5 / Categories 2, 5, 6, 10
Greenhouse and Ornamental Applicators
October 26 and 27 / Categories 3G, 3O, 10
Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management
October 27 / Categories 7D, 8, 10
Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators
November 16 / Categories 2, 3O, 3T, 3OT, 10
Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management
November 23 / Categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 10
December 6 / Categories 7C, 10
Pest Control Operators
December 7 / Categories 7A, 7B, 8, 10
Employers will be contacted when the program is available.
Program-specific postcards will be sent to applicators certified in the various categories to notify them of upcoming programs. For more information about the courses or if you want to obtain a registration form, visit the website  or your local county extension office. If you have specific questions about registration, please contact Beth Minner at (515) 294-0397 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared on page 157 of the IC-494(20) -- July 25, 2005 issue.