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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

Posted in Grains, Pesticide Topics

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

Posted in Pesticide Topics

Complying with EPA Worker Protection Standards

Pesticides used on farms have requirements in order to protect the health of employees; these are the Worker Protection Standards (WPS). WPS requires owners and employers on agricultural establishments and commercial pesticide handling establishments to protect employees on farms, forests,

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Pesticide Storage and Cold Weather

Pesticides are a significant investment for many agricultural producers, and cold weather during storage can ruin some pesticides. Pesticides also must be stored properly and in a secured place to meet regulations and keep persons and the environment safe.  Winter

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Pesticide Use Best Management Practices for Homeowners

Pesticides for purchase at local stores or online to anyone are referred to as ‘General Use’ pesticides by the EPA. You do not need a license or certification to purchase and use these on your own property. Although these are

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Pollinator Protection: Hazard versus Risk

Pollinator protection has received a lot of national attention due to decline of honey bees and other wild pollinators. The causes of this are still being studied, but parasites, pathogens, nutrition, genetics, and pesticides all play a role in these

Posted in Beneficial Insects, Pesticide Topics

Navigating the WPS Respirator Requirements

With the 2015 revisions to the Worker Protection Standards (WPS), agricultural employers, employees, and their family members who use a pesticide that falls under WPS and requires a respirator, must follow OSHA respirator requirements. Respirators are required when a pesticide

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