Pesticide Education

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Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program training helps keep people, animals, plants and non-targets safe. Statewide training runs January through April.

Commercial/Noncommercial Pesticide Training, Opportunities Continue to Grow

December 10, 2019
Multiple opportunities are available for 2020 commercial/noncommercial pesticide training for applicators to become certified or recertified to use restricted-use pesticides in Nebraska.

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Do Your Part by Recycling Pesticide Containers: Here's How

May 14, 2019
Now in its 28th year, the pesticide container recycling program has 18 sites statewide where producers and commercial applicators can take used pesticide containers. In 2018 the program recycled almost 75,000 pounds of containers, diverting them from landfills.

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Extension Educators Receive National Awards

September 7, 2018
A number of Nebraska Extension Educators were honored at this year's National Association of County Agricultural Agents Conference and the American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators.

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Dicamba Training Available Online

March 23, 2018
Nebraska Extension has completed its in-person dicamba training programs for spring 2018. If you still need to take dicamba training, Extension offers a free online option.

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Kruger to Present National Spray Drift Webinar

February 27, 2018
Nebraska Extension Weed Scientist and Application Technology Specialist Greg Kruger will be presenting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national webinar March 15 on "Strategies for Managing Pesticide Spray Drift." The webinar is tailored to growers and pesticide applicators.

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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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Revisions to Worker Protection Standard Effective January 2017

January 10, 2017
Agricultural workers and handlers will have increased protection under revisions to the Worker Protection Standards that became effective in January 2017 and additional regulations that will become effective in January 2018.

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Sample private pesticide applicator certificate
Sample private pesticide applicator certificate

Herbicide Resistance, Safety Are Key Topics in Private Pesticide Applicator Training

December 12, 2016

Private pesticide applicators holding licenses that expire in 2017, as well as anyone seeking first-time private applicator certification, can contact their local Nebraska Extension office for pesticide safety education training sessions. About 200 statewide sessions will be held January through April.

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