Aquatic, forest and right-of-way continuing instruction course is Oct. 16

SIBLEY, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Osceola County office will host an aquatic, forest and right-of-way continuing instruction course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Wellness Center Multi-Purpose Room, 600 Ninth Ave. N., Sibley. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Topics to be covered are: recognition of sensitive areas, including groundwater and other non-target sites and organisms (pollinators) as potentially impacted by pesticide applications, drift and runoff; pesticide labels; restricted entry intervals and pre-harvest intervals; aquatic weed management; bur oak blight treatment; and roadside weed management.

The course will provide continuing instruction credits for commercial and public pesticide applicators certified in categories 2 (forest pest control), 5 (aquatic pest control), 6 (right-of-way pest control), and 10 (research and demonstration).

Registration is required, and a reduced fee is offered if people enroll on or before Oct. 9. To register or to obtain additional information, contact Sandy Lamfers, ISU Extension and Outreach Osceola County, at (712) 754-3648 or visit

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