Seed treatment course planned

     Jones County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Feb. 27. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

     The local attendance site is Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center, Monticello. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. The registration fee is $35 on or before Feb. 20 and $45 after Feb. 20. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Jones County by phoning 319-465-3224.

     The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 4 and 10. Topics to be covered include recognition of sensitive areas as potentially impacted by pesticides, pests, pest management, and pesticides, pesticide labels, and seed treatment equipment.

     Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered. Interested participants should bring their CCA number to the program.

     Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered by the PSEP team can be accessed at



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