Pesticide Safety Education Program

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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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Nebraska Extension Gears Up for 2021 Pesticide Safety Training

December 16, 2020
Nebraska Extension intends to host in-person training for both private and commercial/noncommercial applicators in 2021 while adhering to local and state health guidelines. This includes training for recertifying applicators and for people getting licensed for the first time (“initial” training).

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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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PSEP: Online Certification Options

March 19, 2020
Nebraska Extension has canceled all in-person training, including chemigation and pesticide applicator training, starting March 16, 2020. The COVID-19 Information page on the PSEP website will serve as a hub for PSEP-related information during the interrupted training season.

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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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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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