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Free Waste Pesticide Collection May 30

DR. MONEEN JONES

PORTAGEVILLE, MO.
   The Fisher Delta Research Center at Portageville is hosting a free Pesticide Collection Event for Missouri farmers and households, provided by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and University of Missouri Extension. Drop-off will be available 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30.
   The following items will be accepted: pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides, fungicides, rodenticides, de-wormers and fly tags.
   The collection service is for Missouri residents only. Farm chemicals from businesses, pesticide production facilities, distributers or retailers, and the like will not be accepted.
   MU’s Fisher Delta Research Center is located at 147 West State Highway T in Portageville, 0.7 mile south of the four-way stop at Main Steet / Hwy. 162. For questions contact C.J. Plassmeyer, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, at 573-751-0616. Visit dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/pesticide for future collection sites and dates, as well as recommendations for safe transport of the chemicals to the drop-off site. For directions to Fisher Delta Research Center, go to delta.cafnr.org/contact. ∆
   DR. MONEEN JONES: Research Entomologist, University of Missouri
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