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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 Would your definition be outdated?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

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

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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

EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions

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March 19, 2021

The EPA Public Comment on Biological Opinions is open for 60 days and provides the opportunity to review the actual language of a biological opinion. The last blog outlined the basics of a Biological Opinion and how they function. We are in ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Opinion, Brett Bultemeier, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Public Comment

Parts of a Label 5…How Do I Protect Everything Else?

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February 18, 2021

Blogs 1-4 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered personal safety, “How Do I Protect Myself?” At this point many are ready to start using the pesticide, I mean “hey I’m safe, let’s go!” That is all well and good, but our responsibility ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Environmental Hazards, National Pesticide Safety Education Month, Parts Of A Pesticide Label, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety

Dicamba Stewardship Training

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February 12, 2021

Dicamba use in cotton and soybean has been reapproved by the EPA and 4 products have received a 5-year registration. As part of the registration the EPA has required that ALL people handling or applying (anybody touching this pesticide at all) ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Farm Management, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Dicamba, Dicamba Stewardship Training, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Stewardship

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?

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January 29, 2021

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation? Any pesticide that is used in the U.S. must go through registration and evaluation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the key things the EPA evaluates is the potential impact of pesticides ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Biological Evaluation, Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Registration, Pesticides

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