Greg Puckett - Extension Assistant

Bagged containers to recycle
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Nebraska’s Pesticide Container Recycling Program Enters its 30th Year

May 5, 2021
The Nebraska Pesticide Container Recycling Program provides a way for private and commercial applicators to safely and responsibly dispose of their pesticide containers, free of charge.

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Figure 1: Weed Guide customers across the USA (data from UNL Marketplace, 2019). (Photo by Stevan Knezevic)

Extension Marks 61 Years of Weed Guide with User Survey

May 5, 2021
Producers and other agricultural professionals are invited to participate in an anonymous survey about how they utilize Nebraska Extension's Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska.

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Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety Training

December 16, 2020
Nebraska Extension intends to host in-person training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines. This includes training for recertifying applicators and for people getting licensed for the first time (“initial” training).

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Pesticide Container Recycling Continues in 2020

May 5, 2020
The plastic from recycled containers is used to make industry-approved products such as pallets, drain tile, underground utility conduit, landscape edging, and nursery pots. Instead of adding them to a landfill, consider recycling your containers this year.

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Applying Pesticides Safely

December 9, 2019

The world of pesticides is continually evolving. In spite of this, there are many basic principles that commercial and noncommercial applicators should always follow when handling or using pesticides.

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Easy-to-Use Pesticide Recordkeeping Resources

April 10, 2019
Keeping detailed pesticide application records can aid in decision-making throughout the season and from year-to-year, as well as meet government requirements. Forms are available online.

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Applying Pesticides Safely

January 7, 2019
The world of pesticides is continually evolving. In spite of this, there are many basic principles that commercial and noncommercial applicators should always follow when handling or using pesticides.

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Spraying a field
Figure 1. Thoroughly cleaning a sprayer after pesticide application is necessary to avoid potential off-target contamination. Just one drop of dicamba can cause visible injury to three acres of crops.

Think Your Sprayer's Clean? Think Again

June 6, 2018
A 120-foot sprayer can have as many as 96 nozzles and screens and stow away as much as 15 gallons of pesticide residue in its nooks and crannies after an application is done. Consider these tips for thoroughly cleaning your sprayer to avoid off-target contamination.

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