Pesticide Education

Cover of the EPA guide on complying with the Worker Protection Standard

Revisions to Worker Protection Standard Effective January 2017 January 10, 2017

Agricultural workers and handlers will have increased protection under revisions to the Worker Protection Standards that became effective in January 2017 and additional regulations that will become effective in January 2018.

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Sample commercial pesticide applicator certificate
Sample commercial pesticide applicator certificate

Nebraska Extension Training for Commercial, Noncommercial Pesticide Applicators December 12, 2016

Training dates are set for Nebraska's commercial and noncommercial pesticide applicators seeking first-time certification or recertification of their license to buy or use restricted-use pesticides in 2017. The statewide training is coordinated through the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP).

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Sample private pesticide applicator certificate
Sample private pesticide applicator certificate

Herbicide Resistance, Safety Are Key Topics in Private Pesticide Applicator Training December 12, 2016

Private pesticide applicators holding licenses that expire in 2017, as well as anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, can contact their local Nebraska Extension office for pesticide safety education training sessions. About 200 statewide sessions will be held January through April.

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Pesticide container illustration
Pesticide containers should be thoroughly rinsed and recycled, rather than put in the landfill.

Pesticide Container Recycling Available at 24 Sites in 2016 April 6, 2016

Nebraska’s voluntary pesticide container recycling program has reason to shout. Now in its 25th year, the program has recycled more than 2.27 million pounds of pesticide containers since 1991.

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