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Guide to moths in Iowa field crops (Unit=25)
Corn, soybean, alfalfa, pastures, and small grains in Iowa are at risk of being infested by caterpillars, such as black cutworm and fall armyworm. Caterpillars are the immature stage of butterflies and moths. Although moths are not pests, monitoring and proper identification is useful to determine scouting information for their offspring.
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Private Pesticide Applicator Manual - Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Manual
This thorough manual covers information needed for private pesticide applicators. Topics include general information; laws and regulations; pesticide labeling; pest management; pests; pesticide formulations; pesticides and human health; personal protective equipment; pesticide storage and handling; emergency response, fires, and spills; pesticides and the environment; and pesticide application procedures.

This manual replaced PSEP 0001.
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$25.00
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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$20.00
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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$20.00
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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$20.00
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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$20.00
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 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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$25.00
Category 3 OT, Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in the commercial and public pesticide applicator Category 3 – Ornamental and Turfgrass 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.

The newly revised Category 3 Ornamental and Turfgrass Manual, CS15A, covers the plant pathogens, insects and mites, weeds, and vertebrates common in Iowa’s ornamental and turfgrass settings, and the various strategies used in managing these pests. The manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures and detailed pest information, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 3T (Turfgrass), 3OT (Ornamental and Turfgrass), or 3O (Ornamental) certification examination(s), but will also serve as a reference for applicators and industry support personnel.

Note: The previous Category 3 manual included Greenhouse Pest Management. This material was considered distinctly different from Ornamental and Turfgrass pests. CS 15B - Category 3 G, Greenhouse Pest Management was developed as a separate manual and is now available for purchase. CS15
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Category 3 OT Companion, Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management - Review Modules
This Companion to the Iowa 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management Manual provides review, knowledge check activities, and a practice quiz based on the information needed to pass the Iowa 3OT exam for commercial pesticide applicators.

The modules are designed to assist you in understanding the material covered in the manual for 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management, CS 15A. The review modules contain the learning objectives from each chapter of the manual, knowledge check and learning activities, and a practice quiz. This companion should be used in association with 3OT Manual, CS 15A.
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Category 3 OT & Companion Set - Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management with Review Modules
Purchase as a set to save $5.00 over purchasing the items individually.

This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in the commercial and public pesticide applicator Category 3 – Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management.

The newly revised Category 3 Ornamental and Turfgrass Manual, covers the plant pathogens, insects and mites, weeds, and vertebrates common in Iowa’s ornamental and turfgrass settings, and the various strategies used in managing these pests. The manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures and detailed pest information, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 3T (Turfgrass), 3OT (Ornamental and Turfgrass), or 3O (Ornamental) certification examination(s), but will also serve as a reference for applicators and industry support personnel.

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 Companion to the Iowa 3OT: Ornamental and Turfgrass Pest Management Manual provides review, knowledge check activities, and a practice quiz based on the information needed to pass the Iowa 3OT exam for commercial pesticide applicators. The modules are designed to assist you in understanding the material covered in the manual. The review modules contain the learning objectives from each chapter of the manual, knowledge check and learning activities, and a practice quiz.

Note: The previous Category 3 manual included Greenhouse Pest Management. This material was considered distinctly different from Ornamental and Turfgrass pests. CS 15B - Category 3 G, Greenhouse Pest Management was developed as a separate manual and is now available for purchase. CS15
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Category 3 G, 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 3G - 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.

The Category 3 - Greenhouse Pest Management manual covers the plant pathogens, insects and mites, and weeds common in Iowa’s greenhouse settings, and the various strategies used in managing these pests. The 175-page manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with four-color pictures and detailed pest information, this descriptive work will not only assist persons in preparing to take the Category 3G - Greenhouse certification examination, but will also serve as a reference for applicators and industry support personnel. CS15
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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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$20.00
Category 5, Aquatic Pest Control -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
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 6, Right-of-Way -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
The 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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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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Category 7B, Termite Control -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual has been developed for individuals who want to become certified in the commercial and public pesticide applicator Category 7B – Termite 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.

The newly revised Category 7B Termite Control Manual, CS20, covers termite biology, inspection, prevention, and control. This manual also provides information on carpenter ants and other wood-destroying organisms. The manual (63 pages) was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with full-color images and detailed pest information

The accompanying new certification examination will be available starting July 1, 2021, at testing locations currently approved by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Until that time, the current certification manual and exam will be used.
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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 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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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 Ten, 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 Eleven, Aerial Application -- Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicator Manual
This manual will help prepare aerial applicators and aerial applicator consultants planning to become certified in commercial pesticide applicator Category 11, Aerial Application.

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 covers material from this manual as well as material from:
The accompanying new certification examination will be available starting September 1, 2021, at testing locations currently approved by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Until that time, the current exam will continue to use material covered in the previous version of this certification manual.
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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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$25.00
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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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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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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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 100 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. This training should be used in association with the Iowa Core Manual, CS 445.


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

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.

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. Choose your format for the Companion - receive a USB flash drive sent with your Core manual, or choose a .zip file to receive your companion software as a direct download after completing your payment.

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 100 multiple-choice, true/false, and matching questions. This training should be used in association with the Iowa Core Manual included in this package deal.


(Previously known as IC 0445 SET) IC445 IC 445
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Certified Handler Manual - Iowa
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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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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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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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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Personal Safety in the Commercial 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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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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Understanding Pesticide Labels
This publication is designed to inform the general public of how to understand labels of pesticide products used to control pests in the landscape or inside buildings.
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Home and Garden Pesticide Guidelines
Pesticides can be valuable garden tools, but they must be selected and applied with personal and environmental safety in mind. This publication discusses when to use a pesticide, which pesticide is best and how to apply, store and dispose of pesticides safely.
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Toxicity of Common Lawn, Garden, and Ornamental Pesticides in Iowa
Pesticides are toxic to target pests, but can also cause potential harm to the applicator or the environment. This publication discusses how to understand a pesticide label, its toxicity and whether it could be toxic to bees. It also contains table that provide information on commonly used insecticides, herbicides and fungicides.
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Commercial Pesticide Application Record Keeping form
The Pesticide Act of Iowa requires commercial, public, and noncommercial pesticide applicators to maintain records of each pesticide applied for three years after the date of application. Use this form to keep your pesticide application records, however, there is no official record keeping form. Fill out all sections of this form for your records, items in the “optional” section are not required by Iowa Administrative Code.

Download options include Form 1 for use by a single applicator or Form 2 for multiple applicators.
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Private Pesticide Application Record Keeping form
Private pesticide applicators are required to keep and maintain records for all restricted use pesticides for two years. The federal regulations also require private pesticide applicators to record the below information within 14 days of the restricted use pesticide application. Use this form to fill out the required information for a restricted use pesticide application, however, there is no official form for application records. Descriptions of required items can be found on page two.

Download options include Form 1 for use by a single applicator or Form 2 for multiple applicators.
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Greenhouse and Ornamental Applicators 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/16/2021 @ 1PM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Greenhouse and Ornamental Applicators continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Ornamental and Turfgrass 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/13/2021 @ 9AM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the the 3OT continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

This 3OT Live Streamed CIC will be offered on three different dates. Be sure to check the date selected as your paid registration will be for this date only.

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Aerial Applicators 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/15/2021 @ 1PM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Aerial Applicators continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/15/2021 @ 9AM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, and Plant Disease Management continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Aquatics, Forestry, and Right-of-Way 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/13/2021 @ 1PM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the the Aquatics, Forestry, and Right-of-Way continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

This Aquatics, Forestry, and Right-of-Way Live Streamed CIC will be offered on three different dates. Be sure to check the date selected as your paid registration will be for this date only.

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Fumigation 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/17/2021 @ 1PM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Fumigation continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Certified Handlers 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/17/2021 @ 9AM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Certified Handlers continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/14/2021 @ 1PM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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Pest Control Operators 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/14/2021 @ 9AM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Pest Control Operators continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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$75.00
Seed Treatment 2021 Live Streamed CIC - 12/16/2021 @ 9AM (CST)
The Iowa State University Pesticide Safety Education Program is bringing the Seed Treatment continuing instruction course (CIC) to you. This "Live Streamed" program will be offered via Zoom, and will allow you to attended an approved CIC from anywhere!

In the event this class reaches maximum capacity, the Add to Cart option will be removed.

If you are registering for multiple applicators, you need to register each of them with a separate order and payment.
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