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ISLAND CITY — The Private Pesticide Applicator Pre-Exam and General Training, a free all-day workshop scheduled for Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m., will include a presentation on the region's grasshopper infestation and pest management by Helmuth Rogg, Oregon Department of Agriculture entomologist.
WHAT'S BUGGING YOU? Oregon Department of Agriculture entomologist Helmuth Rogg provides insight into the problems of pest management at a recent Master Gardner class. Rogg will be making a presentation on the grasshopper infestation during upcoming pesticide training workshops. Workshop topics covered on Feb. 4 will include pesticide safety, toxicity and protection; state and federal record keeping; math for applicators; and pesticide labels and formulations. - Photo/Union County Extension Service
Other workshop topics covered during the day will include pesticide safety, toxicity and protection; state and federal record keeping; math for applicators and pesticide labels and formulations.
Participants may receive pesticide applicator re-certification credits for this event. Please bring a sack lunch.
The Union County workshop will be at the Ag Service Center, 10507 North McAlister Road in Island City. To register, call Darrin Walenta at 963-1010.
Wallowa County's workshop is Feb. 6 at Cloverleaf Hall, Enterprise. Call John Williams at 426-3143 for details or to register. If those dates don't work, a third workshop is set for Feb. 7 in Baker County. Call Cory Parsons at Baker County Extension at 523-6418.