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New Safety Measures for Herbicide Paraquat

August 12, 2021
The U.S. EPA is proposing new measures to reduce risks associated with Paraquat in order to protect human health and the environment.

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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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Registrations Now Open for 2020 Private Pesticide Training

December 10, 2019
Nebraska Extension’s private pesticide applicator training season gets underway in January and continues through April for the approximately 10,000 private applicators recertifying their licenses to apply restricted use pesticides (RUPs).

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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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