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Wisconsin ag officials offer pesticide registry


MADISON (AP) -- State agriculture officials are urging people to sign up for advance notice of pesticide applications.

The Landscape Pesticide Advance Notice Registry offers a way for homeowners and renters to learn about pesticide applications scheduled for lawns, trees and shrubs in their neighborhood. Agriculture officials say people use the information to close windows or keep children and pets inside

The registry is free, but people must complete an application listing the addresses on their block or immediately adjoining blocks they're interested in. Notices will begin arriving in mid-March through telephone calls, recorded messages, postcards and notices left on doorsteps.

The deadline for registering is Feb. 1. Sign-up forms are available on the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's website or by calling the agency at 608-224-4616.

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