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Tag: Pesticides

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires individuals wishing to purchase or use Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) be properly licensed/certified. States then carry out those plans through approved certification and training plans. Here in Florida… Read More

The Heads Up On Roundup

A press release from Bayer recently stated that glyphosate will soon be removed from the residential lawn and garden market. This news, coupled with the fact that glyphosate supplies are currently low and difficult to… Read More

IPM: The Struggle in Defining a Strategy

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,… Read More

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

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?… Read More

Pesticide Resistance: Does it Really Matter?

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… Read More

What is an EPA Biological Evaluation?

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… Read More

What To Do If You Get Pesticide In Your Eye

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,… Read More

Hats and Pesticides

To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Question. It is common to see pesticide technicians in hats, particularly logoed ballcaps. They are practical for keeping the sun off while providing visibility for the… Read More