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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

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

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: 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

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