New rules were filed on February 4th regarding aerial application. The rule outlines the license, certification, and continuing instruction requirements for aerial applicator consultants operating in Iowa.
In addition, the new rule clears up much of the confusion regarding the duty of the commercial applicator working with the aerial applicator. The rule states that an Iowa-based commercial applicator may apply for certification to be an aerial applicator consultant. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has created two checklists to clarify the aerial applicator consultant’s duties and procedures. Click here to view the aerial applicator consultant checklist. Click here to view the checklist for the application job.
IDALS is already offering consultant certification exams across the state, test schedules can be found at: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/Pesticide/pesticidetesting.asp . Please contact the Pesticide Bureau at 515-281-8590 with any questions or for more information.