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Extension to host pesticide workshop

Cooperative Extension is hosting a pesticide workshop for commercial and private applicators. The workshop will focus on “Communicating Pesticide Risks and Benefits” with information on case studies and frequently asked questions on Wednesday, March 16.
The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. Below is the agenda for the workshop:
• 9 a.m. — “Communicating Pesticide Risks and Benefits,” Dr. Bob Brusk, exposure toxicologist with the N.C. Department of Agriculture.
• 10 a.m. — Pesticide case studies and frequently asked questions with Eddie Nunn, N.C. Department of Agriculture, and Darrell Blackwelder, county extension director, N.C. Cooperative Extension Service.
Two hours of pesticide recertification credits have been approved for the following subclasses: (A) Aquatic, (K) Ag Pest-Animal, (B) Public Health, (L) Ornamental and Turf, (T) Wood Treatment, (G) Forest, (M) Seed Treatment, (D) Dealer, (H) Right-of-Way, (N) Demonstration and Research, (I) Regulatory, (O) Ag Pest-Plant, (X) Private.
This workshop is especially important to both private and commercial pesticide applicators as well as those who sell and distribute pesticides.
Space is limited so it is important to reserve a space. Please contact Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8981 or e-mail darrell_blackwelder@ncsu.edu by March 15.

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