Fisher Delta Research Center, 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, dewormers and fly tags. MU’s Fisher Delta Research Center is located at 147 West State Highway T in Portageville.
The collection is for Missouri residents only. Farm chemicals from businesses, pesticide production facilities, distributers or retailers, and the like will not be accepted.
Contact C.J. Plassmeyer, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, at 573-751-0616, with questions. Visitdnr.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. For directions to Fisher Delta Research Center, go to delta.cafnr.org/contact.