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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, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Conventional, Emily Kraus, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Organic, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety, Safety, Synthetic

New WPS Compliance Materials


December 1, 2022

Hello Avid Readers! We have new WPS compliance materials available to assist those concerned about staying in compliance with the worker protection standard. If you work on an establishment that produces plants and pesticides are used, this ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Compliance, Emily Kraus, EPA, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Safety, WPS

Pesticide Testing at Home NOW LIVE!


January 26, 2022

There are close to 70,000 licensed pesticide applicators in the state of Florida. All applicators must take an exam, demonstrating knowledge about pesticides. These include things like reading a label, math, laws and general safety. That testing ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Crops, EVENTS, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Exams, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License, Remote Proctored Exams

Still Time Left for Treats


November 4, 2021

This is the last weekend of our fall special CEU sale. Get your CEU's while you still Can. There is Still Time Left for Treats, even if your Halloween candy is all gone. We have just renewed several of our courses and can happily announce the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, EVENTS, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU Sale, Pesticide Information Office

No Tricks Just Treats This Halloween


October 28, 2021

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. We promise No Tricks Just Treats This ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Canvas, Certification, CEU, Continuing Education Units, License Renewal, Pesticide Information Office, Sale

Pesticide Exposure: What Activities Can Lead to Exposure?


October 7, 2021

In part one of this series, we discussed risk. To have risk, hazard AND exposure must both be present. Remember Risk = Hazard + Exposure. Then we discussed acute, sub-chronic and chronic exposure, and what those mean. Now it is time to dig beyond ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Activities Of Exposure, Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

Pesticide Exposure: Types and Symptoms


September 23, 2021

Pesticides are hazardous, they are designed to repel, kill, or otherwise disrupt the lifecycle of living organisms. Pesticides can be toxic and even poisonous. These are all true statements, but a hazard, by itself, is not necessarily a problem. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Acute, Brett Bultemeier, Chronic, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office, Risk, Sub-chronic, Symptoms

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?


September 9, 2021

The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires individuals wishing to purchase or use Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) be properly licensed/certified. States then carry out those plans through approved certification and training plans. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Erin Harlow, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Licenses, Pesticides, Restricted Use Product

IPM: The Struggle in Defining a Strategy

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August 11, 2021

If you are in the world of pesticides, you have likely heard of “IPM” Integrated Pest Management and probably have some sense of what it is. If you were asked to fully define it though, could you? Would your definition be outdated? Would ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bonnie Wells, Brett Bultemeier, Brevard County, Chemicals, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, PIO

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale


July 29, 2021

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat the Heat Summer CEU sale ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, EVENTS, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Canvas, Certification, CEU, Continuing Education Credits, Continuing Education Units, License, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License, Sale

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