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Which Pesticide Certification Do I Need?

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April 25, 2024

What on earth is a pesticide certification…do you mean pesticide license? Well, my astute readers, you are correct, we often call them pesticide licenses…but pesticide certification is the better term. It’s what the EPA uses and it’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Pesticide Certification, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License

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

Climate Change and Pesticides

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November 30, 2023

Hello Avid Readers! This month I attended the Entomological Society of America annual meeting. There were many presentations that have me thinking about how climate change is likely to affect populations of many organisms, including pests, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS
Tags: Emily Kraus, Endangered Species, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Exposure, Pesticide Information Office

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

Dude Where’s My CEUs?

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October 20, 2023

Many of our applicators who get certified loathe taking tests. Our applicators are GREAT in the field, but tests are stressful. Many want to avoid them AND learn information beyond the basics of the test. This leaves only one additional pathway ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, CEU, Continuing Education Unit, FDACS, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticide License

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