Aquatic, forest and right-of-way continuing instruction course is Oct. 18

CHARLES CITY — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Floyd County office will host an Aquatic, Forest and Right-of-Way Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) can be seen at office locations across Iowa.
The local attendance site for the Oct. 18 CIC is at NIACC, 203 Brantingham Street, Charles City. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $35. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the Floyd County Extension office at 641-228-1453.

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). Topics to be covered are: safe handling and storage of pesticides; laws and regulations; personal protective equipment; lotus and purple loosestrife control; updates on bur oak blight and emerald ash borer; and managing Japanese stiltgrass. Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through the PSEP Program can be accessed at