Pesticide Safety

Bagged containers to recycle
PSEP file photo

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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2018 Crop Production Clinic attendees in session
Extension Entomologist Julie Peterson speaking on insect management at a 2018 Crop Production Clinic.

Options in the Panhandle to Recertify Pesticide Applicator Licenses

January 6, 2021
Several options are available for Western Nebraska residents who need to recertify their pesticide applicator licenses, or those who need to obtain certification for the first time.

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treated soybean seeds
Photo courtesy of Kevin Kirby, SDSU, Nathan Mueller, UNL.

Safe Handling of Treated Seed

April 16, 2020
This year remember to be safe when handling treated seed and check the seed tag for specific handling and use directions.

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N95 Mask

Potential Respirator Shortage Due to COVID-19

April 16, 2020
Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be in short supply, regionally or nationally, in the 2020 growing season. What can people in Ag industry do to prepare?

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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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