Commercial pesticide meeting scheduled Nov. 21

  • Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 12:56 a.m.

Cooperative Extension is hosting a Commercial Pesticide Meeting, Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Agricultural Center on Old Concord Road in Salisbury. The class will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11.

The primary educational focus of the meeting is “Frequently Asked Questions from Pesticide Applicators” and “Proper Storage and Use of Personal Protective Equipment.” Safety and personal protective equipment is becoming increasingly important for those who apply pesticides. This class has been approved for two hours pesticide recertification credits for the following subclasses: (A). Aquatic, (B). Public Health, (G). Forest, (H). Right-of-way, (I). Regulatory; (K). Ag. Pest-Animal; (L). Ornamentals and Turf; (M). Seed Treatment; (N). Demonstration and Research; (O). Ag Pest-Plant; (T). Wood Treatment; (D). Dealer and (X). Private Applicator.

This class is open to the public and especially important to commercial pesticide applicators. Charlie Jones, pesticide inspector with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Darrell Blackwelder, Danelle Cutting and Thomas Cobb of the NC Cooperative Extension Service will be conducting this class. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8950 or e-mail by Tuesday, Nov. 19. Go to for detailed license information or information about future commercial pesticide educational classes.

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