February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month. In Nebraska, more than 30,200 people have been trained and certified to be restricted use pesticide applicators, about 9,700 of which will be recertified in 2019.
This week's Market Journal includes an interview with UNL's Clyde Ogg about label-specific pesticide changes for 2019 and recommendations to avoid pesticide drift. Other segments cover the forecast for next week and Crop Residue Exchange.
After applying ag chemicals to your field, rinse and recycle the plastic containers at one of 18 sites across the state. This is the 27th year for the Nebraska program, which in 2017 collected 89,000 pounds of containers.
Properly rinsing and recycling pesticide containers saves money, protects you and the environment, and meets federal and state regulations for pesticide use. Here's how to safely prep your containers for recycling.
In response to requests, the EPA announced April 28 in an EPA Update that it is extending for an additional 30 days the public comment period on the proposed regulatory decision to register dicamba to control weeds in cotton and soybean genetically engineered (GE) to tolerate dicamba.