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What’s in a Name: Proper Pest ID


April 28, 2022

“That which we call a Rosa x odorata by any other name would smell just as sweet.” I agree that just does not work the same as Shakespeare’s original line from Romeo and Juliet. Poetry is artistic and is meant to evoke ideas. For pest ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Common Name, Integrated Pest Management, Pest ID, Pesticide Information Office, Scientific Name

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

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

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

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