Tag Archive: Pesticide

Safety and Best Management Practices Essential for Pesticide Use

Many folks may not realize it at first, but everyone is using pesticides. Have you recently used a mold or mildew removal cleaner in your bathroom? Do you apply flea & tick powder to your pet? It is a misconception that only farmers, ranchers and lawn and garden enthusiasts are pesticide users. So, let’s all keep safety in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/01/safety-and-best-management-practices-essential-for-pesticide-use/

Big Bend Pesticide Training Series- Sept. 18-22

Hosted at the UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301 The Big Bend Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla Extension agents. This series of workshops will rotate between the four host counties on a yearly basis. They will serve both as review classes for anyone interested in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/big-bend-pesticide-training-series-sept-18-22/

Escambia and Santa Rosa Offer Pesticide Training February 25

Attendees will learn the basics of applying pesticides correctly and will be able to take the exams (Private Applicator and Core) necessary to become certified private applicators by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). WHO NEEDS A LICENSE? Anyone using or supervising the use of restricted use pesticides on agricultural or related sites in Florida needs a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/01/31/escambia-and-santa-rosa-offer-pesticide-training-february-25/

Mothballs are a Pesticide

Many homeowners and gardeners think of mothballs as a quick fix when trying to control indoor pest problems or wildlife incursions. There are problems with using mothballs for this purpose. Mothballs are made up of Naphthalene. The EPA has the following statement about Naphthalene, the active ingredient in mothballs:     Notice “Naphthalene is associated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/18/mothballs-are-a-pesticide/

Operation Cleansweep Pesticide Collection

OPERATION CLEANSWEEP 2014 Statewide Pesticide Pick-up The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides.  FDACS is preparing for the first pick-up run to be organized and held in November of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/10/operation-cleansweep-pesticide-collection/

Evaluating Kaolin as a Natural Vegetable Pesticide

Figure 1. Kaolin applied to tomato (photograph by Joe Funderburk) Joe Funderburk, Professor of Entomology, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy Kaolin (a naturally occurring mined mineral) is an aluminosilicate particle film that is applied directly onto crops (Figure 1). The film acts through multiple modes of action to reduce insects and disease. Modes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/09/evaluating-kaolin-as-a-natural-vegetable-pesticide/

Aquatic and Natural Areas Pesticide Training and Exams

Pesticide Training and Exams being offered at the University of Florida IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office. March 31, 2014 8am-11am     Aquatic Pesticide Training 11am             Aquatic Exam 1pm-4pm       Natural Areas Training 4pm               Natural Areas Exam Cost is $ 10 for Aquatic Training and $ 10 for Natural Areas Training To receive a new Aquatic or Natural …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/21/aquatic-and-natural-areas-pesticide-training-and-exams/

Crapemyrtle Research and Disease Management Update: Thursday,October 31; FL Pesticide and FNGLA CEUs available

     Please follow this link to download a PDF version of this flyer Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/10/21/crapemyrtle-research-and-disease-management-update-thursdayoctober-31-fl-pesticide-and-fngla-ceus-available/

Importance of Following Pesticide Labels

When you contact your local extension office for pest control recommendations you will likely hear “follow the label” over and over again. So, why do we emphasize the pesticide label so strongly when talking to both homeowners and landscape professionals? There are many important reasons why you should always read and follow label instructions.  The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/22/importance-of-following-pesticide-labels/

Calibration of Pesticide Applicators: Boom Sprayers

It is important to calibrate your pesticide applicators on a regular basis especially as you head into the new crop season. Now is a good time to calibrate your boom sprayers as you head into the new crop season.  Calibration is not a difficult process if you understand a few principles of calibration.  It is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/22/calibration-of-pesticide-applicators-boom-sprayers/

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