Cheryl Alberts - Pesticide Safety Education Program Project Coordinator

Work Plant Sciences Hall (PLSH) 362C
Lincoln NE 68583-0971
Work 402-472-1696 On-campus 2-1696

Sample private pesticide applicator certification card for 2018

Resistance, Safety are Key Topics in Private Pesticide Applicator Training December 13, 2017

Private pesticide applicators holding licenses that expire in 2018, as well as anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, can contact their local Nebraska Extension office for information on pesticide safety education training sessions. About 200 statewide sessions will be held January-April.

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Sample of 2018 commercial pesticide applicator card

Nebraska Extension Offers 2018 Training for Commercial, Noncommercial Pesticide Applicators December 13, 2017

Training will be offered January-April 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 2018. Find a site near you.

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Mosquito on skin
Figure 1. Manage mosquitoes to protect your health.

Manage Standing Water to Reduce Mosquito Disease Threat June 23, 2017

Managing the potential for mosquito breeding and populations on your farm can help protect you and your family from a number of diseases, including West Nile Virus. An entomologist offers information on mosquitoes and recommendations for reducing your risk.

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Clyde Ogg, coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, helps load cleaned pesticide containers for transportation to a recycling facility. (File photo: Pesticide Safety Education Program)
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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Dressed in personal protective gear and cleaning a sprayer
Dressed in personal protective gear and cleaning a sprayer

Winter Pesticide Storage September 29, 2016

Check out these recommendations for storing away pesticides and your sprayer to avoid product loss and equipment damage over winter.

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Recommended two-strap respiratory mask
Recommended two-strap respiratory mask

Protect Your Lungs with Properly Fitted Respiratory Masks September 23, 2016

Working around grain means working around dust and chaff. Dusts have the potential to cause health problems or even permanent lung injury. Breathing dust from stored grain or old hay means breathing in fecal material from rodents and birds, as well as molds, fungus, and bacteria in the enclosed environment. 

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Warning sign on the side of a grain bin about how to avoid grain entrapment and being injured by an auger.

Grain Engulfment: Quicksand of the Midwest September 23, 2016

Grain engulfment can take a life in a matter of seconds. Followning these precautions can help keep you safe and always remember to have someone nearby if you do have to enter the bin.

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