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.
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.
Nebraska Extension Weed Scientist and Application Technology Specialist Greg Kruger will be presenting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national webinar March 15 on "Strategies for Managing Pesticide Spray Drift." The webinar is tailored to growers and pesticide applicators.
February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month, an initiative of the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) Funding. Its member goals are pesticide safety during transport, storage, application, and disposal.
Careless cleanup of pesticide application equipment is a main cause of equipment failure or malfunction. Always clean application equipment immediately after use, as dried pesticides are harder to remove, and at a location where any spilled rinsate won’t contaminate water supplies or other crops. This article offers recommendations for cleaning and storing application equipment and how to stay safe when doing it.