Sprayer cleanout to minimize tank contamination will be the featured topic at the upcoming Ag Chemical Dealer Update meetings sponsored by Iowa State University Extension. These meetings will also feature a short crop disease and insect update covering topics like sudden death syndrome in soybeans, tar spot in corn and corn rootworm management.
The annual Ag Chem Dealer Update meetings for late fall were previously scheduled to be held in a face-to-face format in Ames and Iowa City. They are now being offered online only due to COVID-19 restrictions. The sessions will be held on two separate dates.
New dates, times
On Dec. 8, the session will be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and on Dec. 15, the session will be offered from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Meetings are approved for certified crop adviser credits. In addition, the meetings offer Iowa commercial pesticide applicator recertification in categories 1A, 1B, 1C and 10 for calendar year 2020.
Recertification is included in the meeting registration. Attendance at the entire meeting is required for recertification. Ag chemical applicators are requested to tune in and join 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. That will allow time for check-in for commercial pesticide recertification.
In order to meet recertification requirements, applicators will be required to answer four of six poll questions during the 2.5 hour session. Applicators who fail to answer at least four questions will not meet verification requirements.
Register soon, before deadline
Each applicator must attend and log in with their own device for tracking using Zoom attendance logs. Applicators must join the meeting on time and attend the entire meeting. Late entries will be denied access to the program. Additional information and guidelines are provided on the registration page.
Registration is $70. Deadline to register for the Dec. 8 program is midnight Dec. 6; deadline for the Dec. 15 program is midnight Dec. 13.
Visit aep.iastate.edu/acu for program details or to register online. For additional information, contact one of the ISU Extension field agronomists hosting the meeting. They are:
- Meaghan Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-331-0058
- Angie Rieck-Hinz, email@example.com, 515-231-2830
- Rebecca Vittetoe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-653-4811
- Virgil Schmitt, email@example.com, 563-263-5701
- Josh Michel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 319-523-237.