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Dealers Need to Verify Pesticide Certifications when Selling Restricted-Use Pesticides

Only certified applicators are allowed to purchase and use Restricted-Use Pesticides. Typically, when an applicator purchases one of these pesticides, they present their private or commercial applicator certification card. However, because a few applicators have suspended certifications, dealers must verify

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EPA Cancels Sale and Use of Some Pesticides

Last week the EPA announced the cancelation of the registration for several pesticide registrations. These cancellations were voluntarily requested by the registrants.  What this means is that any distribution, sale, or use of these products is subject to this cancellation. 

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USDA Survey of Fruit and Vegetables for Pesticide Residues

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service recently released the 2017 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report in which they summarize their survey of pesticide residues in selected produce. Each year they collect pesticide residue data on commodities most frequently consumed by infants

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New Resource: Recordkeeping Manual for Private Pesticide Applicators

An updated Recordkeeping Manual for Private Pesticide Applicators in Kentucky is now available at online or linked through the University of Kentucky Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) webpage (look under ‘Info for Certified Private Applicators’). Safety is emphasized in this

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Insecticide Seed Treatments and Pollinator Protection

Insecticide seed treatments are widespread as they are a relatively inexpensive method to manage some belowground and aboveground insect pests in row crops and some vegetables. Many insecticide seed treatments contain a neonicotinoid insecticide that can move systemically through plants.

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Section 18 for Sivanto Prime on Sweet Sorghum Approved for 2019

A Section 18 Emergency Exemption has been approved for Sivanto Prime to use on sweet sorghum against sugarcane aphid in 2019. This is the fourth year in a row that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been able get

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New Mandatory Paraquat Training Requirements for Applicators

This fall, there will be new labeling on all paraquat products sold in the U.S. Paraquat is sold under the product names of Cyclone Star, Cyclone, Devour, Firestorm, Gramoxone, Helmquat, Para-shot, Paraquat, and Parazone. With these newly labeled products, certified

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