IDALS Cancels Upcoming Pesticide Applicator Testing Sessions

(IARN) — To help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is canceling its in-person pesticide applicator testing sessions through the end of the month.

“We’re working with public health officials and other state and federal agencies to monitor the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation,” said Secretary Naig. “The health of the public and our employees is our top priority so we are temporarily suspending in-person testing out of an abundance of caution.”

The affected in-person meetings were scheduled to take place between March 16th and 31st at the following locations:
March 16: Nevada
March 17: Everly, Mason City and Tama
March 18: Emmetsburg and Newton
March 23: Oskaloosa
March 24: Garner, Orange City and Waterloo
March 25: Altoona, Muscatine and Rock Rapids

Note: Area locations are in italic in above schedule.

Additional pesticide applicator certification testing sessions may be offered at partner locations later in the year. Visit for a list of alternate pesticide applicator certification testing dates and locations.
Story and image courtesy of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.


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