Pesticide Safety

Nebraska Extension Specialist Greg Kruger demonstrates how to clean a sprayer to remoove all pesticide residue.
Nebraska Extension Specialist Greg Kruger demonstrates how to clean a sprayer to remoove all pesticide residue

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment

July 6, 2016
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.

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Tips for laundering pesticide-contaminated clothes
Tips for laundering pesticide-contaminated clothes

Laundering Clothing after Applying Pesticides

May 4, 2016
A guide to handling and laundering clothing worn during pesticide application, including 10 tips for the laundry room.

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Who Should Provide Worker Protection Training?

April 12, 2016
Who is responsible for training scouts, applicators, etc. if they are provided by a co-op, seed dealer, or chemical dealer?

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Screen shot of UNL Pest Education video on gloves as personal protection equipment

Tips for Pesticide Application and Safety

May 9, 2013

As you start planting, it is important to consider what steps you can take to keep yourself and the environment safe.

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