Clyde Ogg - Pesticide Safety Extension Educator

Row crop pesticide applicator

PSEP — A Common Foundation for Many Pest Management Professionals

February 8, 2018
Nebraska Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program is expected to recertify more than 6,500 private, commercial, and noncommercial applicators in 2018. Annually it conducts more than 200 initial and recertification educational programs across the state.

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Dicamba FAQs Updated

February 2, 2018
This week the university's Frequently Asked Questions Guide for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia® and XtendiMax®) was updated to address new questions from growers. More questions may be added to the site from time to time so check back for further information.

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New Extension Training Available for Applicators of RUP Dicamba

January 10, 2018
Online training is available for Nebraska applicators who plan to use new restricted use pesticide (RUP) dicamba products in 2018. Nebraska Extension, working with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, developed the core curriculum, which is also being used for training at Crop Production Clinics and some in-person training sites.

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Applying Pesticides Safely

January 8, 2018
The world of pesticides is continually evolving; however, many basic principles of pesticide use for commercial and noncommercial applicators remain the same. It is vital to become familiar with how a product should be properly applied by reading and following its label. Listed here are some basic steps and a number of Nebraska Extension resources for further information. An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics.

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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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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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When moving equipment at row ends and from field to field this hectic harvest season, be careful to always keep it at least 10 feet from overhead power lines. Power can jump or arc from the line to you and your equipment, creating life-threatening conditions.
Figure 1. When turning equipment at row ends and moving it from field to field this hectic harvest season, be careful to always keep it at least 10 feet from overhead power lines. Power can jump or arc from the line to you and your equipment, creating a life-threatening situation.

Look Up! Avoid Power Line Deaths this Harvest Season

September 11, 2017
This harvest season stay alert to overhead power lines and keep equipment at least 10 feet away, particularly at row ends and when working in unfamiliar fields. If equipment does hit a power line, follow the guide here to stay safe.

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Figure 1. Personal protective equipment should always include gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, shoes, and socks. Some situations also call for protective eyeware and coveralls. (Photos by UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program)

Chemical-Resistant Gloves May Help Prevent Parkinson's

March 14, 2017

One key to pesticide safety is literally in the palm of your hand: wearing proper gloves.

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