Pesticide Safety

National Pesticide Safety Education Month

Your Local PSEP at Work: Teaching Safety to Thousands of Applicators

January 21, 2020
Our job at the Nebraska Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program is to educate and train the state’s 29,800+ applicators while using both general use and restricted use pesticides.

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Pesticide applicator in the field

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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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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Illustration of the three ways that pesticides can enter a body.

What Will Future Ag Health Studies Say?

March 6, 2019
Don’t wait for a study to tell you to work more safely around chemicals. Be proactive and protect yourself with proper personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Key Findings of the Agricultural Health Study Since 2015

March 6, 2019
How can agricultural chemicals affect your health? Research results from the Agricultural Health Study (AHS) since 2015 show impacts and areas where you can take steps to protect your health.

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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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Dicamba injury to a grape plant

Sensitivity of Grape and Tomato to Micro-rates of Dicamba-Based Herbicides

May 3, 2018
Researchers report on a study to confirm the level of sensitivity of grapes and tomatoes to 1/10 and 1/100 of the label rate of dicamba. The studies were conducted with pot-grown grape and tomato plants during the summers of 2016 and 2017 at the Haskell Ag Lab.

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Body Exposure Points and Personal Protective Equipment

Proper PPE Prevents Pesticide Exposure

April 25, 2018
Besides using common sense, perhaps an applicator’s most important protection is wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Here's an illustrated guide as to what to wear and exposure risk for various body areas.

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