Area briefs

Tree pick up available

CONCORD TOWNSHIP — Again this year, Concord Township announces that the staff will pick up Christmas trees from the homes of township residents until Jan. 13. Requests for pick-up can be left on the answering machine at the Township Building at 339-1492. All lights and decorations should be removed and plastic wrap is not needed.

For more information on Concord Township, log onto Frequently asked questions, general information, and meeting minutes are available. Additionally, the Township sends out e-mail notices of upcoming events, helpful hints, and updates through a subscription service. Subscription information can be found on the home page.

Pesticide workshop set

TROY — The OSU Extension-Miami County office will offer a workshop at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 to help participants prepare for the private pesticide applicator examination at the Hobart Center for Local Government at 510 Water St., Troy. The workshop will cover topics specifically to prepare for the core section of the pesticide exam. Anyone that uses restricted-use pesticides on his or her own land or rented land and produces an agricultural commodity should be licensed.

This workshop will cover the basics of pesticide applications, reading the label, pesticide safety, principles of pest control, formulations, environmental protection, personal protective equipment, safe storage and Ohio rules and regulations.

Pre-registration is required by Jan. 13 and is $10 per person. Late registrations will be $25 per person. To register for the class, contact the OSU Extension office at (937) 440-3945 with a credit card or by mailing a check payable to OSU Extension to 201 W. Main St, Troy, OH 45373. Cash, credit or checks are also accepted in person in the office Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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