ISSUE 9   June 30, 2005


Farmers, ranchers, and other people with unusable pesticides or pesticide rinse water can bring the material to any of several collection sites during North Dakota’s 2005 Project Safe Send collections.

"The Legislature saw the continued need for Project Safe Send by restoring and increasing funding for the program," said Ag. Commissioner Roger Johnson. "With 16 collection sites, no one should have to drive far to get rid of their waste pesticides safely and at no charge."

Collections will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) at North Dakota Dept. of Transportation (DOT) facilities in the following communities on the listed dates:

Wed., 7/6 - Cooperstown: one-half mile north of Cooperstown on west side of N.D. Hwy. 45.

Thurs., 7/7 - Grafton: take U.S. Hwy. 81 north through Grafton, cross the Park River to Division St. (Walsh County 10); take Division Street to N.P. Ave. and then north to Commerce Street. DOT is on the south side of Commerce St.

Fri., 7/8 - Grand Forks: 1951 N. Washington St, from I-29 take Gateway exit, go E. to Hwy 81 (Washington St), go north 1 mile.

Sat., 7/9 - Casselton: Take I-94 Exit 331, go N. on ND Hwy. 18, take frontage road W. about 3/4 mile.

Mon., 7/11 - Wahpeton: one-half mile west of Wahpeton on ND Hwy. 13.

Tues., 7/12 - Ashley: one-half mile south of Ashley on Hwy. 3.

Tues., 7/12 - Cando: two 2 blocks north of Hwy. 17 on east edge of Cando about 1 mile E. of Hwy. 281.

Wed., 7/13 - Medina: on East side of road just north of the Medina exit on I-94.

Wed., 7/13 - Harvey: heading east on Hwy. 52, go around business loop to junction of Hwys. 52 & 3, go north about 1.3 miles & take a right, go across railroad tracks and continue for about 2 blocks.

Thurs., 7/14 - Litchville: 808 1st Ave: 1/4 mile south of railroad tracks on east side of the road.

Thurs., 7/14 - Garrison: east edge of town on north side of Hwy. 37.

Fri., 7/15 - Minot: from intersection of Hwys. 83 and 2, go east about 3 miles, DOT is on east side of Hwy. 2, just north of the Gooseneck Implement (John Deere dealership).

Mon., 7/18 - Williston: 605 West Dakota Parkway – on Bypass U.S. 2 and U.S. 85 across from the Kum & Go convenience store.

Tues., 7/19 - Dickinson: on east side of Hwy. 22, 1/2 mile north of the Junction of I-94 and ND Hwy. 22.

Wed., 7/20 - Mott: 1/2 mile north of Mott, west side of N.D. Hwy. 8.

Thurs., 7/21 - Bismarck: 218 S. Airport Road, from I-94, take exit 161 south on Bismarck Expressway to Main Ave., west on Main Ave. to 19th St., go south on 19th across railroad tracks and turn right into district yard.

Persons with more than 1,000 pounds of pesticides should call (701) 328-4997 to pre-register. No other pre-registration is required.

Pesticide rinse water will also be accepted at all 16 collection sites. The first 100 pounds of rinse water will be taken free of charge, but a $1 fee of $1 per pound will be charged for each additional pound.

Onyx Environmental Services, Blaine, MN, will collect the pesticides and transport them to federally approved incinerators and disposal sites in other states.

Since 1992, more than 4,500 participants have used Project Safe Send to safely dispose of more than 1.6 million pounds of unusable pesticides, including DDT, mercury, and arsenic-based compounds. In the last two years, 786 people brought in more than 285,152 pounds of unusable pesticides to Project Safe Send collection sites. Last year’s collection was made possible with supplemental funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Andrew Thostenson
NDSU Pesticide Program Specialist



This year the Southwest Research and Outreach Center (Lamberton, MN) will be the host site for the Ag Professional Field School. The two-day Field School will be held July 19-20. Only one session will be offered this summer. Don’t miss this excellent hands-on, in-field learning opportunity to sharpen your crop management skills. Be sure to register before July 12. Only 12 more days left to register.

This program is designed for agronomists, salespeople (seed, ag chemicals, fertilizer), crop consultants, Extension educators, government agency agricultural personnel, farm managers, and summer scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially designed plots that display actual cropping situations. A key feature of the Field School is the small learning groups students are placed into with an instructor to enhance the learning experience. Each subject is lead by experienced instructors offering personalized instruction and offering small-group activities.

The Field School will offer 12 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers (application in process). The specific CEU categories offered will be 7=PM, 3=SW, and 2=CM. The Crop Diagnostic section will address scouting for and identifying foliar diseases of soybean. Additionally, if soybean rust appears to be an imminent threat to the region this summer, pertinent information will be provided in the Crop Diagnostics section.

No mailing of a brochure describing the program will be done this year. All details about the Field School, including registration information, CEU offerings, lodging options, map to SWROC, and other details can be found on the Institute for Ag Professionals (IAP) web page: The registration fee for the Field School is $375 per individual. A group registration fee is available for $350/individual for five or more people employed by a single entity. ONLINE registration will be offered at the IAP web site, and will require a credit card for payment. Also, registration forms for completion and mailing are available for download at the IAP web site. The registration deadline is July 12, 2005.

Questions about the 2005 Field School can be directed to Kevin Cavanaugh by telephone at (612) 625-2778 or by Email at:


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