41.6 F
Muscatine
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Deadline waived for pesticide applicators to renew

Muscatine Living

Giving a Hand Up

Lieutenant Greg Bock with The Salvation Army has a saying that I really like, “we’re not giving...

The Power of Tenderness

Hugo was a gang member from Los Angeles. At 16, he fell into the trap of gang...

Farm financial associates available to help

By Ann Johanns and John Jensen--Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa...
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardshiphttps://iowaagriculture.gov/
Led by Secretary Mike Naig, the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship serves the rural and urban residents that call Iowa home. Through its 12 diverse bureaus, the Department ensures animal health, food safety and consumer protection. It also promotes conservation efforts to preserve our land for the next generation. Learn more at iowaagriculture.gov.

DES MOINES, Iowa–Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the deadline for pesticide applicators to renew their certifications has been waived by a proclamation signed by Governor Kim Reynolds March 22.

Iowans who were certified through Dec. 31, 2019, can retain their status and now have until Dec. 31, to submit the testing or training required to renew a pesticide applicator certification.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has extended the amount of time pesticide applicators have to renew their licenses.

“I want to thank Gov. Reynolds for working with the Department to find a solution that allows our farmers and agribusinesses to continue operating while upholding the pesticide testing and certification standards in our state,” said Naig. “Agriculture is a critical part of our state’s infrastructure. We will continue supporting the agriculture community to prevent supply chain interruptions during this unprecedented situation.”

This waiver comes after the Department canceled its in-person testing sessions through March 31, based on social distancing recommendations from the CDC. Applicators still need to meet pesticide certification standards by Dec. 31. They are encouraged to apply for recertification upon completion of the testing or training requirements.

More details are available at iowaagriculture.gov/covid-19.

Latest News

MuscaBus shuttle service to continue until June 29

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine’s public transit system, MuscaBus, will continue to provide shuttle service only through June 28 by...

Planning and Zoning to discuss regulations on chickens in city

MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a special session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, to review regulations regarding the...

Three projects are on or ahead of schedule in Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Three major construction projects are on schedule or slightly ahead of schedule as Muscatine enters the unofficial start of Summer with...

Weed Park Aquatic Center to remain closed for 2020 season

MUSCATINE, Iowa – To keep our community safe the Muscatine Aquatic Center will stay closed for the 2020 season according to the Muscatine Parks...

More Articles Like This