Minnesota: 4 Upcoming Pesticide Respirator Workshops

🕔Mar 22, 2019Wearing a respirator is critical for using certain pesticides safely. Under the Worker Protection Standard, employers of pesticide applicators are required to provide annual fit testing and respirator training to […]

Training Required for all Paraquat-Containing Products

🕔Mar 22, 2019The EPA will be requiring that anyone who purchases, mixes or applies a paraquat containing herbicide to take the “How to Safely Use and Handle Paraquat-Containing Products” online training module. […]

Minnesota: Free Online Private Pesticide Applicator Study Course

🕔Feb 4, 2019Do you need your private applicator certification? This new course is a supplement to the pesticide applicator manual with interactive videos, graphics, and additional content to help you engage with […]

Texas: Pesticide Applicator Training, Overton, Nov. 30

🕔Nov 6, 2017The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30 in Overton. The program will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and […]

EPA and Texas Partner on Pesticide Safety

🕔Jun 28, 2017The EPA recently awarded $585,730 to the Texas Department of Agriculture to support a wide range of pesticide programs, including enforcement and outreach efforts. “At EPA, we are protecting the […]

Pesticide Spills – Quick Action, Follow the Three Cs

🕔May 24, 2017A spill is an accidental release of any amount of pesticide, small or large. Spills on public highways, such as when a tank on a truck overturns, usually have major […]

Pesticide Legislation: HR 953 is Designed to Reduce Regs. on Farmers and Applicators – DTN

🕔May 23, 2017The U.S. House of Representatives may take action this week on a bill designed to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers and others who apply pesticides. On Monday, the House […]

Pesticide Safety: Gloves Are First Line of Defense

🕔May 3, 2017Pesticide handlers get by far the most exposure from pesticides on their hands and forearms. Research has shown that workers mixing pesticides received 85% of the total exposure on their […]

Farm Safety: Important Pesticide Handling Practices

🕔Apr 5, 2017Precautions Read the pesticide label before beginning to mix, load, and apply pesticides. Take the following precautions: Have detergent or soap and an adequate supply of water available. Learn the […]

Kentucky: 12 Best Management Practices For Pesticide Use

🕔Jan 25, 20171. Know your fields. Be aware of sensitive areas, such as sinkholes, streams, ponds, and slopes where runoff can occur. Use buffer strips as appropriate. 2. Read and follow label […]

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