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Safety and Best Management Practices Essential for Pesticide Use

Many folks may not realize it at first, but everyone is using pesticides. Have you recently used a mold or mildew removal cleaner in your bathroom? Do you apply flea & tick powder to your pet? It is a misconception that only farmers, ranchers and lawn and garden enthusiasts are pesticide users. So, let’s all keep safety in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/01/safety-and-best-management-practices-essential-for-pesticide-use/

Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- Sept. 18-22

Hosted at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on a yearly basis. They will serve both as review classes for anyone interested in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/big-bend-pesticide-training-series-sept-18-22/

Escambia and Santa Rosa Offer Pesticide Training February 25

Attendees will learn the basics of applying pesticides correctly and will be able to take the exams (Private Applicator and Core) necessary to become certified private applicators by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). WHO NEEDS A LICENSE? Anyone using or supervising the use of restricted use pesticides on agricultural or related sites in Florida needs a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/30/escambia-and-santa-rosa-offer-pesticide-training-february-25/

Mothballs are a Pesticide

Many homeowners and gardeners think of mothballs as a quick fix when trying to control indoor pest problems or wildlife incursions. There are problems with using mothballs for this purpose. Mothballs are made up of Naphthalene. The EPA has the following statement about Naphthalene, the active ingredient in mothballs:     Notice “Naphthalene is associated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/18/mothballs-are-a-pesticide/

Evaluating Kaolin As a Pesticide

Figure 1. Kaolin applied to tomato (photograph by Joe Funderburk) Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy Kaolin (a naturally occurring mined mineral) is an aluminosilicate particle film that is applied directly onto crops (Figure 1). The film acts through multiple modes of action to reduce insects and disease. Modes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/26/evaluating-kaolin-as-a-pesticide/

Operation Cleansweep Pesticide Collection

OPERATION CLEANSWEEP 2014 Statewide Pesticide Pick-up The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides.  FDACS is preparing for the first pick-up run to be organized and held in November of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/09/19/operation-cleansweep-pesticide-collection/

Pesticide Safety Tips

You hear it all the time. Be sure to read the label before using any pesticide. Honestly though, is this a practice you really follow? It should be. Sometimes we do not consider pesticides dangerous since we can buy them in most any retail store or garden center. Companies surely would not sell something to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/21/pesticide-safety-tips/

Core, Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Training & Exam July 31, 2014

Core, Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Training & Exam July 31, 2014 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ***** 2 CEUs available in CORE and 2 CEUs available in O&T***** Location: Washington County Extension Office, at the  Agriculture Center 1424 Jackson Ave. Chipley, Fl. Suite A East Wing Conference Room   To Register Contact Matt or Cynthia at …

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IPM 2-day Workshop, NFREC, Quincy, FL. June 10-11, 2014 13 Pesticide CEUs Available

Nursery IPM Workshop   North Florida Research and Education Center May Building Seminar Room and On -site Outdoor Nursery Facilities 155 Research Road Quincy, Florida 32351 June10-11, 2014 Don’t miss this hands-on, 2-day workshop focused on integrated pest management (IPM) for nursery crops! Learn how to save resources, reduce pest damage and pesticide use, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/ipm-2-day-workshop-nfrec-quincy-fl-june-10-11-2014-13-pesticide-ceus-available/

Limited Pesticide Certification Class – Tuesday April 22 – Washington County

UF IFAS Washington County Extension is offering a class for the  Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Pesticide license and the Limited Lawn and Ornamental license. Click here to download flyer In PDF Is it the license you need? If part of your business is applying herbicides (including Roundup) or certain pesticides to plant beds, the State of Florida …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/27/limited-pesticide-certification-class-tuesday-april-22-washington-county/

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