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What Do I Do With Old Pesticides?

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March 29, 2024

As spring is in the air, many of us will start cleaning things up. Some may simply move the piles around a bit. As you are cleaning, you may find old forgotten pesticides, now what? What Do I Do With Old Pesticides? Keep reading to find ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Old Pesticides, Operation Cleansweep, Pesticide Disposal, Pesticide Information Office

Does Organic Mean Safe?

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January 11, 2024

Hello Avid Readers! Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are starting the year with a topic that comes up often. Have you ever been asked, does organic mean safe? As an entomologist, I have been asked this often, or heard it stated as a fact. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Conventional, Emily Kraus, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Organic, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety, Safety, Synthetic

Do You Know Where to Find a PULA?

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November 16, 2023

The pesticide world is so full of acronyms it’s not even funny, and we use them all the time. I did in this title, and you probably thought “where do I find it? heck I don’t even know what it is”. Well hopefully I can help you navigate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Endangered Species, EPA, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Use Limitation Area, PULA

Pesticide Hygiene: Striking the Work/Home Balance

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August 24, 2023

For many of us keeping a work life balance is a challenge. How many of you find yourself bringing work “home with you”? It is bad enough to not be able to turn the work phone off, or turn our brains away from work, but what else is coming ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Hygiene, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety

Making PPE Exciting!

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August 17, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! Last week I spoke at an extension event for peanut growers in north Florida. The growers needed to get CEUs in Core material. For those of you who aren’t in the know, this basically means they needed to learn about pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CEU, Emily Kraus, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety

Where in the world is the amazing PIO?

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July 27, 2023

All week the PIO will be away from Gainesville, away from our computers, and away from blog writing. As such I am largely reposting a blog we posted before. You shall have to forgive the less than original content. I know, what could possibly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: AAPSE, Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, PSEP

Pesticide Fires: Water to the Rescue?

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June 29, 2023

As summer is in full swing, and with the cornucopia of fireworks and bad decisions that lay ahead for some, fires may be top of mind. We all know firework safety: 1. bucket of water 2. flip flops (no bare fee), 3. reckless disregard for personal ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Fires, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide Safety, Pesticides

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