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Looking for the Emerald Ash Borer in Iowa

A reference outlining the identification, biology, signs and symptoms, and tree hosts of an invasive, exotic, wood-boring beetle that is destructive to native ash trees.
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Personal Safety in the Greenhouse
This publication provides information about safety and personal protective equipment that will foster a safe work environment in commercial greenhouses. Managing pesticide application procedures to minimize pesticide exposure of applicators and other workers is important.
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Pesticide Container Recycling
Know which containers to recycle; what procedures to follow (including cleansing, bagging, and pickup); and where recycling sites are located. Describes the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) program.
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Category 6, Right-of-Way -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
The newly revised Right-of-Way Category 6 manual is available for Iowa's commercial and public pesticide applicators. The 98 page manual covers the noxious weeds and other weed species common in Iowa's right-of-way environments and the various strategies used in managing these weeds. The manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 6 examination, but will also serve as a reference for applicators.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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EAB or Native Borer?
Characteristics and color photos of Emerald Ash Borer and Native Borers are featured in this side-by-side comparison.
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Category 7C, Fumigation -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals wishing to become certified as a private or commercial applicator in Fumigation, Category 7C.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 7A, General and Household Pest Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
To be certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 7A, or as a pest control operator, food plant sanitarian, or otherwise be responsible for the management and elimination of household pests use the information in this manual to study prior to your certification examinations.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Keeping pesticides and nutrients in the field (Unit=Pkg of 25)
Find management practices that keep pesticides and nutrients in the field and out of Iowa's rivers and streams. Describes how pesticides move through the soil. Includes a checklist of management practices to protect water resources.

(Previously known as PAT 0055)
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Iowa Core Companion - Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual Review and Quiz Modules
This companion to the Iowa Core Manual provides both review and practice quizzes based on information needed to pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial pesticide applicators.

The modules are designed to assist you in understanding the material covered in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 445. The review module contains the learning objectives from each chapter of the core manual, case studies, and over 100 review questions. The quiz module contains over 100 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. This training should be used in association with the Iowa Core Manual, CS 445.

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(Previously known as IC 0445 COMPANION)
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Iowa Core Manual & Companion (CD) Set - Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual with Review and Quiz Modules
Purchase as a set - save $5.00 over purchasing individually.

The Core Manual provides information needed to pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial pesticide applicators.

This Companion to the Iowa Core Manual provides both review and practice quizzes based on information needed to pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial pesticide applicators.

The modules are designed to assist you in understanding the material covered in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 445. The review module contains the learning objectives from each chapter of the core manual, case studies, and over 100 review questions. The quiz module contains over 100 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. This training should be used in association with the Iowa Core Manual, CS 445.

Computer Requirements
Before opening the files, please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player (version 9.0 or greater) installed on your computer. To get the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, go to: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

(Previously known as IC 0445 SET)
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Iowa Core Manual - Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This certification manual is intended to provide the "core" or basic understanding of safe and responsible pesticide use needed to successfully pass the Iowa Core examination for commercial pesticide applicators. This manual serves as a study guide for the core exam which covers subjects relating to applicable state and federal laws and regulations; pest management; label comprehension; pesticides; safety; the environment; and equipment and application techniques.

(Previously known as IC 0445)IC445 IC 445
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Category 5, Aquatic Pest Control -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
Prepare for certification examinations in category 5, Aquatic Pest Control, by studying this manual. Full color images used throughout.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 7D, Community Insect Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
Prepare for certification examinations in Category 7D, Community Insect Management, by studying this manual. Full color photos used throughout.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 2, Forest Pest Control -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
Prepare for Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator certification examinations in category 2, Forest Pest Control, by studying this manual. Full color photos used throughout.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 7E, Wood Preservation -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
Prepare for certification examinations in category 7E, Wood Preservation, by studying this manual. Full color photos used throughout.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 445, which also should be used for certification preparation.
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Iowa Certified Handler Manual
This manual is for individuals planning to become a certified handler.

Please note: You do not need to refer to any other pesticide applicator manual to prepare for the certified handler exam.
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Category 4, Seed Treatment -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals planning to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 4, Seed Treatment.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Pesticides and Water Quality
Find out how you can reduce pesticide contamination of water — whether you're treating a corn field, a lawn, or a building structure. You'll know more about Iowa watersheds, runoff, and leaching as well as best management practices to follow.

Previously known as PAT 0049X
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Category 1B, Agricultural Insect Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals planning to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 1B, Agricultural Insect Management.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Private Pesticide Applicator Study Guide
This thorough manual covers information needed for private pesticide applicators. Topics include general information; pesticides and human health; pesticide handling and waste; application equipment and calibration; pesticides in the environment; laws and regulation; and pest, insect, and weed management.

(Previously known as PAT 0001)
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USDA Recordkeeping Manual for Private Pesticide Applicators
This manual contains forms for recording pesticide use as required by federal regulations. Instructions and requirements for filling out the forms as well as a sample log form are provided. Also includes instructions for accurate sprayer calibration.

(Previously known as PAT 0042)
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Corn and Soybean Herbicide Chart
Repeated use of herbicides with the same site of action can result in the development of herbicides-resistant weed populations.
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Agricultural Health Study: Iowa Study Update 2008
Agricultural Health Study scientists have begun a large study of asthma and respiratory health among participants. Forecasted results of the study are discussed as well as articles on how pesticides may increase risk of colorectal cancer, diabetes, and influenza.
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Category 1C, Agricultural Crop Disease Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual can help you become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 1C, Agricultural Crop Disease Management.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 1A, Agricultural Weed Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals wishing to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 1A, Agricultural Weed Control.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 1D, Fruit and Vegetable Pest Management -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
To become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 1D, study the information in this manual prior to your certification examinations.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 8, Public Health Pest Control, -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
To become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 8, Public Health Pest Control, study the information in this manual prior to your certification examinations.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Agricultural Health Study -- Study Update 2005
Publication discusses study update for Agricultural Health Study in 2005, including a table listing newly diagnosed cancers between the study’s beginning and 2002.
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Agricultural Health Study -- Study Update 2004
Publication discusses study update for Agricultural Health Study (AHS) in 2004, including a table listing newly diagnosed cancers since AHS enrollment through 1999.
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Agricultural Health Study -- Risk Factors for Injury from Livestock and Farm Machinery
Publication discusses risk factors significantly associated with animal-related and machinery-related injury among farmers surveyed in Iowa. Hearing loss is leading risk factor for both types of injury.
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Category 3, Ornamental, Turf, and Greenhouse Pest Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 3–Ornamental, Turf, and Greenhouse Pest Management.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.

This manual is going through complete revision at this time and two manuals will result from these changes:
CS 15A- Ornamentals and Turfgrass Pest Management -- Anticipated fall 2017 availability
CS 15B - Greenhouse Pest Management -- Anticipated early 2018 availability

Until manuals are available for purchase, please download a copy of the current manual for preparation of the category tests. We apologize for any inconvenience but assure you the new manuals will provide updated, useful information for preparing for the certification exams and as a reference for specific pest and pesticide information.
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Category 7B, Termite Control -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
To become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 7B, Termite Control, study the information in this manual prior to your certification examinations.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 1E, Animal Pest Control -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals planning to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 1E, Animal Pest Control.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 10, Demonstration and Research -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals wishing to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Demonstration and Research, Category 10.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category 9, Regulatory Pest Control -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual is for individuals wishing to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 9, Regulatory Pest Control.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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Category Eleven, Aerial Application -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
Aerial Application supplements the Iowa Core Manual and covers the topics of pesticide laws and regulations, application equipment, calibration, field operations, proper handling and use, and drift.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.

The Category 11 exam, administered by IDALS, will also include material from:

  • CS 0009 - Category 1A, Agricultural Weed Management
  • CS 0010 - Category 1B, Agricultural Insect Management
  • CS 0011 - Category 1C, Agricultural Crop Disease Management
  • CS 0012 - Category 1D, Fruit and Vegetable Pest Management
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Category 7F, Antifouling Paints -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators
Handle and apply pesticides in a safe and efficient manner with the help of this guide for using tributyltin (TBT) paint.

This category manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, CS 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.
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