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Is a Pesticide License All I Need?


June 23, 2022

We have discussed before that pesticides are a hazard and when combined with exposure can equal risk. Certain pesticides have more risk and require licensing/certification before use. Getting this “pesticide license” usually requires a test ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Dicamba, Fumigants, Label Mandated Training, Paraquat, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License

Are My Pesticides Still Good?


May 26, 2022

How many of us have lived dangerously by drinking milk past it’s expiration date? Do you ever eat packaged food after it’s “best by” date and does a Twinkie ever expire? Do you know the difference between a “best by” and “expiration” ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Pesticide Shelf Life, Pesticide Storage

Pesticide Exposure: What are the Routes of Exposure?


March 31, 2022

It has been some time since we have discussed the Pesticide Exposure series, time to get back to it. So far in this series we have discussed risk, the types of exposure, which activities cause exposure, and how to possibly reduce risk of the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office, Routes Of Exposure

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself


March 18, 2022

Hello! As of today I have been with the Pesticide Information Office for one month. I am delighted to introduce myself and my new role! They say the devil is in the details and I intend to embed myself in the details of safe pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Emily Kraus, Entomology, Entomology Emily, Integrated Pest Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Travel

National Pesticide Information Center


February 23, 2022

The month of February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. To celebrate that, the blogs this month are highlighting the various people and organizations working in this area. So far we have focused on the professional applicator side ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Featured, National Pesticide Information Center, National Pesticide Safety Education Month 2022, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Special Topics

National Pesticide Safety Education Center


February 18, 2022

The month of February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. To honor that the blogs this month are highlighting the various people and organizations working in this area. Each state as a Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) that ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, National Pesticide Safety Education Center, National Pesticide Safety Education Month 2022, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety

American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators


February 11, 2022

The month of February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. To honor that the blogs this month are highlighting the various people and organizations working in this area. Up first is an organization, that has become my new home, the ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: American Association Of Pesticide Safety Educators, Brett Bultemeier, National Pesticide Safety Education Month 2022, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety

National Pesticide Safety Education Month


February 4, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) states that “when pesticides are used according to their label, they do not pose an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. That statement all depends on “when ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, National Pesticide Safety Education Month 2022, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Pesticide Safety Education

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