April 21, 2015

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Department of Natural Resources hosting pesticide pickup in Portageville

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Fisher Delta Research Center, will provide a free pesticide collection event Saturday, May 30, in Portageville.

The collection is open to all Missouri farmers and households and will take unwanted pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags and fertilizers containing herbicides or pesticides. Pesticides from businesses, pesticide production facilities, pesticide distributors, pesticide retailers and related sources will not be accepted.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Missouri – Fisher Delta Research Center, located at 147 State Highway T in Portageville. The event is the first of five events scheduled for 2015.

More information on the Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is available online: For directions to Fisher Delta Research Center, go to