Craighead County to Launch Chemical Disposal Program

MAY 3, 2006 - Posted at 12:06 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - To aid in the protection of the environment, and assist Craighead County farmers and ranchers in disposing of old, unneeded farm pesticides, Craighead County's agri extension service and Farm Bureau are sponsoring an agricultural pesticide disposal program.  Agricultural pesticides include insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

Farmers in the county will be allowed to legally dispose of agricultural pesticides that have accumalated over the years.  An application and inventory sheet will be made available by the Farm Bureau.

Applications for pesticide turn-in/pick-up may be obtained at the Craighead County Farm Bureau office, or at your local co-op or gin.

Additional information is available by contacting the Craighead County Extension Service at 933-4565.