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Pesticide safety education programs

October 15, 2017
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy Center, Iowa - Grundy County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach announced the Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team is now offering certified commercial pesticide applicators the opportunity to receive email notifications of upcoming Continuing Instructional Courses (CIC) and other pesticide safety education opportunities.

"Applicators can select the categories for notification and can make update if it changes, or opt-out at any time," said Kristine Schaefer, PSEP program manager at ISU Extension and Outreach. "This will help applicators know when the CIC programs are offered if for some reason employers do not receive our spring or fall postcard reminders."

PSEP will use an online email management system to send notifications to commercial, noncommercial and public applicators interested in the pesticide safety courses to maintain their certification. Schaefer says participation in the notification sign up is voluntary. Applicators who are for-hire are required to have certification and be licensed in the state and must participate in CICs in order to maintain their license for pesticide application.

To sign up for the notifications, go online at: After entering an email address, name and zip code, categories of interest for pesticide safety training opportunities (i.e., agriculture weeds, aerial application, public health, turf or household pests, etc.) can then be selected. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent. Recipients can change their profile at any time.

To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC program, contact Loretta Arends at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Grundy County at 319-824-6979.



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