Pesticide Safety Education Program

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Easy-to-Use Pesticide Recordkeeping Resources

April 10, 2019
Keeping detailed pesticide application records can aid in decision-making throughout the season and from year-to-year, as well as meet government requirements. Forms are available online.

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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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Different types of gloves work better for different types of pesticide applications.

Reduce Pesticide Exposure with Proper Gloves, Other PPE

March 6, 2019
Wearing chemical-resistant gloves and changing your clothes after using pesticides may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, a progressive nervous system disorder. Here are some tips for choosing the right gloves for the job.

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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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National Pesticide Safety Education Month

Pesticide Safety Education Featured in February

February 1, 2019
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.

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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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Online private pesticide applicator training module shown on a computer screen

Revamped Online RUP Private Applicator Training Now Available

December 13, 2018
Nebraska Extension’s newly revamped, more user-friendly private applicator online training program is now available. It is an alternative to attending a PSEP training session or using self-study printed materials.

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After completing Nebraska Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program training, and becoming licensed by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, private pesticide applicators can buy and use restricted use pesticides in their farming operations. (Photo by Elizabeth Killinger)

Private Applicators: Look to Pesticide Label Changes, Avoiding Off-target Movement in 2019 Training

December 13, 2018
Nebraska Extension training is available for private pesticide applications seeking certification or recertification at approximately 200 sessions.

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