CANCELLED
Pesticide Applicator Testing
IDALS Cancels All In-Person Pesticide Applicator Testing Until March 31
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE AND LAND STEWARDSHIP
Events will not be held from March 16-31 out of an abundance of caution
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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 16 and 31.
  • 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

Additional pesticide applicator certification testing sessions may be offered at partner locations later in the year. Visit iowaagriculture.gov/pesticide-bureau for a list of alternate pesticide applicator certification testing dates and locations.
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