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Climate Change and Pesticides

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November 30, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! This month I attended the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. There were many presentations that have me thinking about how climate change is likely to affect populations of many organisms, including pests, and ... READ MORE

Tags: Emily Kraus, Endangered Species, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

Do You Know Where to Find a PULA?

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November 16, 2023

The pesticide world is so full of acronyms it’s not even funny, and we use them all the time. I did in this title, and you probably thought “where do I find it? heck I don’t even know what it is”. Well hopefully I can help you navigate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Use Limitation Area, PULA

Regulatory Changes for Rodenticides

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November 10, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! There are going to be regulatory changes for rodenticides to reduce their non-target effects. These include birds of prey and cats like Kiki in the featured image. Kiki might not look happy about it, but that’s probably ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth

Dude Where’s My CEUs?

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October 20, 2023

Many of our applicators who get certified loathe taking tests. Our applicators are GREAT in the field, but tests are stressful. Many want to avoid them AND learn information beyond the basics of the test. This leaves only one additional pathway ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU, Continuing Education Unit, FDACS, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License
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What’s Up With the Newly Registered Amitraz Flash-Treatment in Florida?

October 9, 2023

Varroa destructor is no stranger to beekeepers around the world. In August 2023, a product (Amiflex) representing a new formulation of amitraz was registered in many states the United States, including Florida. After receiving many questions ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amitraz, Beekeeping, Bees, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Integrated Pest Management, Invasive, New Product, Pest, Pest Management, UF/IFAS, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension, Varroa
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Scary Good Pesticide Extension!

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October 9, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! Have you wondered where to get information about pesticide licensing in Florida? If you are a county extension agent you may also wonder who can help you prepare for things like precertification training classes, pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth

Pesticide Hygiene: Striking the Work/Home Balance

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August 24, 2023

For many of us keeping a work life balance is a challenge. How many of you find yourself bringing work “home with you”? It is bad enough to not be able to turn the work phone off, or turn our brains away from work, but what else is coming ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Hygiene, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety

Making PPE Exciting!

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August 17, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! Last week I spoke at an extension event for peanut growers in north Florida. The growers needed to get CEUs in Core material. For those of you who aren’t in the know, this basically means they needed to learn about pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Emily Kraus, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety

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