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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 Would your definition be outdated?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

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale

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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

Alone We Can Do So Little

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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

Pesticide Resistance: Does it Really Matter?

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June 3, 2021

The use of modern pesticides didn’t ramp up until the late 1940’s. This era provided a seemingly unending stream of new products that became increasingly more effective, selective, and consistent. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long until products ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Jason Ferrell, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Resistance, Pesticides

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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April 8, 2021

“Not All Who Wander Are Lost” My Journey to Pesticide Safety Education That quote “Not all who wander are lost” comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, to be precise) and is very fitting for my ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety Education

Spring CEU Sale Reminder

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April 1, 2021

If you missed last week’s blog this is a reminder to take advantage of our Spring CEU Special. We just renewed courses and for the first time in a few years added a brand new course: PIO CORE 1 How To Read a Label. This new course will ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Blog Community, EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU, Continuing Education Units, License, Pesticide Information Office, Sale

Spring CEU Special

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March 25, 2021

Spring CEU Special 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 Spring ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU, Continuing Education Credits, License, Pesticide Information Office, Sale

What To Do If You Get Pesticide In Your Eye

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January 15, 2021

Help I Got Pesticide In My Eye! First, don’t panic! Although no one ever thinks it could happen to them, it is possible to get pesticides into your eyes. When it comes to pesticide exposure, there are few that can cause concern more than ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Eyewash, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Pesticides, PPE

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