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Information for pesticide applicators on resources and best practices, including pesticide law in the state, EPA worker protection standards, storage, security and safe disposal. Tips on spill kits, transporting pesticides and calibrating sprayers.
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Respirator Fit Testing
Respirator Fit Testing - Workshops Workshops

Respirator Fit Testing

03/18/2020

Martinsburg, PA

Free
Are you a farmer or green industry professional in need of a respirator fit or more training? This workshop qualifies for one Core credit! More
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Public Alert: PDA Advises Consumers to Discard Triple Action Neem Oil - News News
In response, consumers, distributors, and pesticide applicators are advised to cease the sale and use of this product. A press release by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture highlights the details of this unfolding story. More
Photo credit: Bigstockphoto.com
Glyphosate (Roundup): Understanding Risks to Human Health - Articles Articles

Glyphosate (Roundup): Understanding Risks to Human Health

乐动体育注册 John Wallace, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter, Art Gover

A review of the risk assessment process for evaluating the potential of glyphosate to cause adverse effects on human health. More
Photo: Penn State Pesticide Education
New Worker Protection Standard Training Materials - News News
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised the Worker Protection Standard regulation (WPS) in 2015. More
What is INCORRECT in this photo?
Are you a Pesticide Storage Master or Amateur? - Articles Articles
Follow these practices for safe pesticide storage. More
Read the Label First
New Changes to Paraquat Label - News News

New Changes to Paraquat Label

01/30/2019

EPA has taken action on paraquat dichloride, a herbicide that can be poisonous to humans. Additional training is needed to use this product. More
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Respirator Fit Test Program - News News

Respirator Fit Test Program

01/30/2019

Explanation of the need for a respirator fit test. Contact information for how to schedule a fit test. More
Pesticide Applicator FAQs
Pesticide Applicator FAQs - Videos Videos

Pesticide Applicator FAQs

乐动体育注册 Liz Bosak, PhD

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Answers to frequently asked questions by private pesticide applicators in Pennsylvania. More
Winterizing Sprayer, Photo by Andrew Frankenfield
Late Fall is the Time to Winterize Your Sprayers - Articles Articles
Once the growing season is over and the weather is turning colder it’s time to winterize your pesticide sprayer before it gets too cold and causes damage to sprayer components. The following are tips to guide you. More
Navigating the PaPlants Website
Navigating the PaPlants Website - Articles Articles
Learn how to access information in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's PaPlants website and how being a registered user can provide even more information. More
Pesticide Labels and SDSs
Pesticide Labels and SDSs - Articles Articles

Pesticide Labels and SDSs

乐动体育注册 Sharon I Gripp

Links to pesticide labels and SDSs. More
Pesticide Laws and Regulations
Pesticide Laws and Regulations - Articles Articles
Many state and federal laws and regulations pertain to the use of pesticides. The major ones in Pennsylvania and nationally are briefly described below. More
There are a handful of smartphone and tablet applications that can help navigate through some of the challenges of spraying. Photo Credit: Zachary Larson
Take the Guesswork Out of Spraying With These Apps - Articles Articles

Take the Guesswork Out of Spraying With These Apps

乐动体育注册 Zachary Larson

Use these smartphone and tablet apps to help in sprayer calibration, nozzle selection, tank mixing and product selection. More
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual
Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual - Articles Articles

Pesticide Application Recordkeeping Manual

乐动体育注册 Pesticide Education Program

Downloadable recordkeeping manual with worker protection standard and calibration information from the Pesticide Education Program. More
Air Blast Sprayer Pre-Calibration Instructions
Air Blast Sprayer Pre-Calibration Instructions - Articles Articles
Prior to having Penn State calibrate your air blast sprayer, the following tasks must be completed. More
Recordkeeping Form for Pesticide Applicators Recordkeeping Form for Pesticide Applicators - Tools and Apps
This Recordkeeping form can be used by commercial/public applicators, private applicators, and by operations covered by the WPS to keep records of all their pesticide applications. More
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Fruit Production

Tara Baugher, Lee Stivers, Michael Basedow

8:37

Integrated Weed Management in fruit production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Vegetable Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management: Weed Scouting for Vegetable Production

乐动体育注册 Lee Stivers, Michael Basedow

9:37

Integrated Weed Management in vegetable production starts with scouting and identifying weeds. More
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Videos Videos

Integrated Weed Management for Fruit and Vegetable Production

乐动体育注册 Tara Baugher, Lee Stivers, Mike Basedow

10:35

Managing weeds is one of the most challenging aspects of growing fruits and vegetables. This video describes strategies you can use to control weeds through an integrated weed management approach. More
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need? - Articles Articles

Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?

乐动体育注册 Ruth Benner

In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them. More
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Core Topic Issue: Pesticide Storage Security - Articles Articles
The following is a list of resources (articles, worksheets, and presentations) that have information about pesticide storage and security. More
Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 Transporting Pesticides in PA, Part 2 - Articles
Safety Recommendations and Legal Requirements More
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides - Articles Articles
For all pesticides to be effective against the pests they are intended to control, they must be biologically active, or toxic. More
Pesticide Storage and Security
Pesticide Storage and Security - Articles Articles

Pesticide Storage and Security

Sharon I Gripp, John Ayers, Ph.D., Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.

This article describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. More
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides - Articles Articles
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. More
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