Worker Protection: 5 Steps to Ensure Proper Respirator Compliance

🕔Apr 16, 2019Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. Handlers are employees, owners, and family members who apply, load, unload, rinse […]

Iowa: Check FieldWatch Before Spraying

🕔Mar 27, 2019Prepare for a safe pesticide application season by checking the FieldWatch registry before making pesticide applications. The FieldWatch registry is intended to provide easy-to-use, accurate, and secure online tools to […]

Arkansas: CropCheck – New Program to Reduce Pesticide Drift

🕔Mar 15, 2019As spring rolls toward Arkansas and growers begin to approach their planting dates, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is encouraging growers throughout the state to make use […]

Pesticide Applications – Are Inversions Really That Common?

🕔Jun 19, 2018Pesticide applicators have long been obliged and directed by pesticide labeling to understand, identify, and NOT apply during air temperature inversions. This has become acutely important because of the off-target […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Improving Yield Potential with Smart Applications

🕔May 22, 2018The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board invests checkoff funds to improve the sustainability and profitability of the soybean industry in Arkansas. The board’s research investment includes projects conducted by Dr. Gus […]

Arkansas: 6 Pesticide Application Clinics Set for Feb., March

🕔Feb 5, 2018Six pesticide application workshops are scheduled between Feb. 27 and March 8, to prep farmers for the 2018 growing season. The workshops will be led by Jason Davis, extension application […]

Pesticide Drift is the Applicator’s Responsibility

🕔May 17, 2017Language and restrictions regarding pesticide drift vary among products, but all put the responsibility clearly with the applicator. One insecticide label states: Only apply this product if the wind direction […]

Kentucky: Reducing Pesticide Drift

🕔Apr 19, 2017Drift is the uncontrolled movement of a pesticide away from its target area. Drift can damage susceptible off-target sites (plants, animals, etc.), reduces pest control (which wastes the pesticide and […]

Georgia: UGA Stresses Importance of Keeping Pesticides on Target

🕔Mar 15, 2017As a result of two years of aggressive training to improve on-target agricultural pesticide applications, the number of pesticide drift complaints received by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has gone […]

Georgia: Using Pesticides Wisely – 5 Upcoming Wokshops

🕔Jan 16, 2017Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.

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