Clyde Ogg - Pesticide Safety Extension Educator

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New Pesticide Training FlipBooks Offer Convenience, Cost-Savings

December 10, 2019
New, state-of-the-art digital manuals, or FlipBooks, are now available for Nebraska commercial/noncommercial applicators seeking initial certification to use restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program training helps keep people, animals, plants and non-targets safe. Statewide training runs January through April.

Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Training, Opportunities Continue to Grow

December 10, 2019
Multiple opportunities are available for 2020 commercial/noncommercial pesticide training for applicators to become certified or recertified to use restricted-use pesticides in Nebraska.

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Table of Heat Index Levels

Beat the Heat, Prevent Exhaustion and Stroke

June 12, 2019
Knowing the signs of heat-related illness can be a lifesaver for those who work long hours outdoors. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heat stress and heat stroke and how to respond. Apps for your phone and computer can help identify the local heat index.

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Map of 2019 pesticide container recycling sites

Do Your Part by Recycling Pesticide Containers: Here's How

May 14, 2019
Now in its 28th year, the pesticide container recycling program has 18 sites statewide where producers and commercial applicators can take used pesticide containers. In 2018 the program recycled almost 75,000 pounds of containers, diverting them from landfills.

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How to Rinse Pesticide Containers

May 14, 2019
Follow these steps to pressure- or triple-rinse pesticide containers before recycling. Nebraska's program accepts 1- and 2.5-gallon plastic ag pesticide or crop oil containers; in some locations, 15-, 30- or 55-gallon drums are accepted.

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Poison Prevention is Goal of New Paraquat Certified Applicator Training

March 20, 2019
EPA has announced new chemical applicator training and herbicide use requirements to help address the number of accidental poisonings with paraquat.

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Illustration of the three ways that pesticides can enter a body.

What Will Future Ag Health Studies Say?

March 6, 2019
Don’t wait for a study to tell you to work more safely around chemicals. Be proactive and protect yourself with proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Different types of gloves work better for different types of pesticide applications.

Reduce Pesticide Exposure with Proper Gloves, Other PPE

March 6, 2019
Wearing chemical-resistant gloves and changing your clothes after using pesticides may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder. Here are some tips for choosing the right gloves for the job.

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