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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

What’s New With The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule?


December 16, 2021

The Florida Organo-Auxin Rule (5E-2.033) has been in place for several decades. The purpose of this rule is to place additional restrictions and recordkeeping requirements on the use of auxin herbicides (such as 2,4-D, dicamba, and triclopyr) ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, FDACS, Herbicides, Jason Ferrell, Organo-auxin, Pesticide Information Office, Rules, Update

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: 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

IPM: The Struggle in Defining a Strategy


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

What’s the Buzz on Bees?


June 24, 2021

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know that ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Amy Vu, Bee, Brett Bultemeier, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Integrated Pest Management, Jamie Ellis, Pest Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, Pollinator Protection, Pollinator Week Cross Pollination, Pollinators, Sylvia Willis, UF Honey Bee Lab

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, Blog Community, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: AAPSE, APMS, Brett Bultemeier, Certification And Training, EPA, License, PACT, Pesticide Information Office

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