Pesticide Safety

Pesticide containers
Recycled container plastic is repurposed for things such as pallets and culvert piping. (UNL PSEP file photo)

Pesticide Container Recycling Continues in 2023

June 1, 2023
Nebraska's private and commercial applicators can safely and responsibly dispose of their pesticide containers free of charge through the state recycling program this year.

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This Week on N Field: Pesticide Glove Safety

April 18, 2023
Nebraska Extension Educator Amy Timmerman demonstrates why some of the most popular safety gloves on today's market don't provide enough protection for producers during agricultural applications.

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EPA Proposes Updates to Pesticide Application Exclusion Zone Regulation, Opens Public Comment Period

March 13, 2023
The updates would clarify procedural duties if an unauthorized person enters the AEZ during a pesticide application, where landowners may be located during application, and proposes a new droplet size classification system.

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Private Pesticide Training Offered by Zoom for 2023

January 19, 2023
Zoom training sessions will focus on pesticides for corn and soybean on March 8 and April 4, and for pastures on March 21.

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Chemigation Training in 2023

December 14, 2022
Chemigation training is offered at face-to-face events and online through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, at no cost to the individual.

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Commercial and Noncommercial Pesticide Applicator Training in 2023

December 14, 2022
In addition to in-person and online training sessions, individuals can recertify their pesticide applicator licenses at five conferences in 2023, including Nebraska Extension's Crop Production Clinics beginning Jan. 4 across the state.

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Nebraska Extension to Train Nearly 10,000 Pesticide Applicators on Safety in 2022

January 12, 2022
Extension educators review important changes to Nebraska's pesticide certification/licensing program for 2022 and the new PSEP online tool, which assists prospective applicators through the process of obtaining a license. 

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Nebraska Extension to Host Beef-focused Private Pesticide Certification Workshop

December 3, 2021
In addition to presentations on the 2022 Nebraska Beef Report, this program will offer Nebraska producers the opportunity to obtain or renew private pesticide application licenses for 2022.

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