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Does Organic Mean Safe?

January 11, 2024

Hello Avid Readers! Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are starting the year with a topic that comes up often. Have you ever been asked, does organic mean safe? As an entomologist, I have been asked this often, or heard it stated as a fact. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Conventional, Emily Kraus, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Organic, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety, Safety, Synthetic
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Earth Day! Biopesticides, Organic, and Safer Choice

April 20, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! This month there are many events celebrating the big blue sphere we call home, Earth! I thought I would take the opportunity to discuss some chemical options and alternatives that are considered safer for the earth. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Emily Kraus, EPA, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety

UF/IFAS, UF College of Medicine team up for fourth clinic, nutrition event to help farmworkers

March 7, 2023

In their fourth such clinic, faculty from UF/IFAS and the UF College of Medicine will test farmworkers for chronic diseases from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 in Arcadia. The screenings will be at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 NE Roan St. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ajia Paolillo, Bilingual, Blood Pressure, CAFE Latino, Chagas Disease, Chronic Diseases, Clinic, DeSoto County, Dr. Norman Beatty, Farmworkers, Health, John Diaz, Nutrition, Pesticide Safety, Safety

What homeowners should know about pesticide safety

February 27, 2023

February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. There are a variety of reasons people may apply pesticides inside or outside their homes, but University of Florida experts want to remind people that the health and safety of their families ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amy Stone, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Emily Kraus, Pesticide Safety, Pet Safety

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