The Cherokee County Extension Office will host a Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) in Cherokee for commercial pesticide applicators on Thursday, Oct. 25.
The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program.
The local site for the Oct. 25 CIC is the Extension Office conference room at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 23 and $45 after Oct. 23. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Mary Sechler at the Cherokee County Extension office by phoning 225-6196.
The 2012 course will provide continuing instructional credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7D (Community Insect Management), 8 (Public Health Pest Control) and 10 (Demonstration and Research). The course will cover topics such as equipment calibration, safe application techniques and drift, pests and pest management, and pesticide labels.
Additional information about this and other courses offered through the PME Program may be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PME.