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Extension offers Commercial Pesticide Meeting March 24

Cooperative Extension in Salisbury is hosting a Commercial Pesticide Meeting, Tuesday, March 24 at the Agricultural Center on Old Concord Road.  The class will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m.

The primary educational topics of the meeting are: Correctly Calibrating Backpack and Other Sprayers, Protecting Honeybees and What to Do If You Think You’ve Been Poisoned. 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. Troy Coggins, county Extension director in Davidson County, Darrell Blackwelder, of the Rowan NC Cooperative Extension Service, and Kelly Potts, Rowan County Emergency Services will be conducting the class.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Cooperative Extension at 704-216-8950 or e-mail darrell_blackwelder@ncsu.edu by Friday, March 20 . Go to http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm for detailed license information or information about future commercial pesticide educational classes.

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