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Alone We Can Do So Little


June 17, 2021

July is busy for the Pesticide Information Office. I will be on the road and out of the office for most of that month. The title of this blog comes from a Helen Keller quote, and the full quote is “Alone we can do so little; together we can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: AAPSE, APMS, Brett Bultemeier, Certification And Training, EPA, License, PACT, Pesticide Information Office

Mosquitos as a Pesticide?


May 6, 2021

A pesticide is described as any substance that is used to kill, repel, or control a “pest”. Mosquitos are a pest that Floridians know very well. Around the world there are around 1,000,000 deaths each year from mosquito borne illness, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Aedes Aegypti, Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Genetically Modified Mosquito, Mosquito, Oxitec, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office

EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions


March 19, 2021

The EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions is open for 60 days and provides the opportunity to review the actual language of a biological opinion. The last blog outlined the basics of a Biological Opinion and how they function. We are in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Opinion, Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Public Comment

Dicamba Stewardship Training


February 12, 2021

Dicamba use in cotton and soybean has been reapproved by the EPA and 4 products have received a 5-year registration. As part of the registration the EPA has required that ALL people handling or applying (anybody touching this pesticide at all) ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Dicamba, Dicamba Stewardship Training, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Stewardship

Parts of a Label 3…What if it gets on me?


February 11, 2021

We left off discussing What is in our pesticide and information about it’s potential hazard, or if it is “dangerous”. So far we have simply defined and identified hazard. In order for us to properly handle “risk” we need to discuss ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, EPA, First Aid Statement, National Pesticide Safety Education Month, Parts Of A Pesticide Label, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label

Parts of a label 2…Is It Dangerous


February 9, 2021

In the last blog we discussed how the first part of a label is all about telling you “What is it?”, and we found out our jug is Blamo, which has 95% trimethyldeathallzazene. Ok, I am sure that means very little to any of you, so what might ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Hazard, National Pesticide Safety Education Month, Parts Of A Pesticide Label, Pesticide, Pesticide Label, Signal Word

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?


January 29, 2021

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact of pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Evaluation, Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Registration, Pesticides

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