Clyde Ogg - Pesticide Safety Extension Educator

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 non-commercial 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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Engorged American dog tick
Engorged American dog tick

Tick Prevention Worth the Effort

August 2, 2016
It's tick season in Nebraska and time to create a barrier between you and these disease-transmitting pests. See tips for avoiding their bite and what to do if you find one on your body. Also see photos to aid in identification.

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Nebraska Extension Specialist Greg Kruger demonstrates how to clean a sprayer to remoove all pesticide residue.
Nebraska Extension Specialist Greg Kruger demonstrates how to clean a sprayer to remoove all pesticide residue

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment

July 6, 2016
Careless cleanup of pesticide application equipment is a main cause of equipment failure or malfunction. Always clean application equipment immediately after use, as dried pesticides are harder to remove, and at a location where any spilled rinsate won’t contaminate water supplies or other crops. This article offers recommendations for cleaning and storing application equipment and how to stay safe when doing it.

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Who Should Provide Worker Protection Training?

April 12, 2016
Who is responsible for training scouts, applicators, etc. if they are provided by a co-op, seed dealer, or chemical dealer?

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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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