New Pesticide Safety Manual Now Available

Jan 08, 2015

 By Mark Shour, Kristine Schaefer

Revised manual will make pesticide applicators experts in the field, literally!

Right-of-Way Category 6 manualThe newly revised Right-of-Way, Category 6 manual is available for Iowa’s commercial and public pesticide applicators. The 98-page manual covers the noxious weeds and other weed species common in Iowa’s right-of-way environments and the various strategies used in managing these weeds.

The manual was written with full input from subject matter experts across Iowa. Complete with full-color pictures, this descriptive study guide not only will assist people in preparing to take the Category 6 examination, but also will serve as a reference for applicators.

The new Right-of-Way, Category 6 study manual is now available through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Publication cost is $20.00 and it can be ordered from the Extension Online Store at Further, new Category 6 certification exams will be used at all Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship testing locations beginning Monday, Feb. 9.

For the Pesticide Applicator Certification exam schedule and testing locations, see For licensing questions, contact Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Pesticide Bureau Program Coordinator Mark Lohafer at 515-281-8506, 515‐281‐8591 or email

This Category 6 manual supplements information in the Iowa Core Manual, IC 0445, and should not be used for certification preparation without referring to that manual.

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