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Pesticide classes emphasize safe use

Cooperative Extension in Salisbury is hosting a Commercial Pesticide Meeting, Thursday, March 20, at the Agricultural Center on Old Concord Road. The class will start at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m.
The primary educational topics of the meeting are: proper storage and use of personal protective equipment, environmental responsibilities of commercial applicators and potential hazard from insects and other pests for landscape contractors. 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: (L) Ornamentals and Turf; (N) Demonstration and Research; (O) Ag Pest-Plant; (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 N.C. Department of Agriculture, Darrell Blackwelder and Thomas Cobb of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will conduct this class. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8970 or email darrell_blackwelder@ncsu.edu by Wednesday, March 19. Go to http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm for detailed license information or information about future commercial pesticide educational classes.
The Rowan Rose Society is presenting an educational program “Safe Use of Rose Pesticides around People, Animals and Bees” April 15, 7 p.m. at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave. The class has been approved for one hour in the following NCDA pesticide recertification credits: (L) Ornamentals and Turf; (N) Demonstration and Research; (O) Ag Pest-Plant; (D) Dealer and (X) Dr. Don Myers, product development manager for herbicide products and rose projects for Bayer Environmental Science will present information. For more information or to reserve your space, contact Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8970 or e-mail darrell_blackwelder@ncsu.edu by Wednesday, April 13. Go to http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm for license information or information about future commercial pesticide educational classes.

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