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Third Annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month – February 2020

February is National Pesticide Safety Education month. This is a time to reinforce the core principals of safe and responsible pesticide use for many audiences. Pesticides are key tools used to manage a diverse group of pests, diseases, and weeds.

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EPA Approves Use of 10 New Pesticide Products for Hemp

Last Month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has approved 10 pesticides for use on Hemp for the 2020 growing season. Nine of these products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. This expands the tools producers

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If the Glove Doesn’t Fit (the job!), You Must Quit

Many pesticides require the use of gloves during one or more pesticide-handling or early-entry operations in order to reduce pesticide exposure. Often, it is our hands that are most likely to become contaminated when handling pesticides. But different pesticides may

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Elements of Good Pesticide Storage

With the outdoor growing season winding done, applicators are storing pesticides until next year. Storing these pesticides properly helps to protect your investment and protect other persons and environment. Because the amount of pesticides stored varies considerably from farm to

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Heligen® is Registered under Section 24(c) to Manage Corn Earworm in Industrial Hemp in Kentucky

A naturally occurring baculovirus (Helicoverpa zea nucleopolyhedrovirus) with the commercial name of Heligen® was registered in Kentucky under FIFRA Section 24(c) (Heligen 24c KY190041 SLN Acknowledgement Letter_20190925). This is a highly specific virus used to control corn earworm (Helicoverpa zea)

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Insecticides Registered in Kentucky for Insects Affecting Commercial Hemp

Many insecticides utilized for specialty crops in Kentucky cannot be utilized in commercial hemp production growing systems because they have not been registered in Kentucky for use on the crop. However, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has a short

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Hemp and Pesticides

Two weeks ago, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) posted their statement on Kentucky hemp and pesticides here . With this notification, the KDA listed criteria required in order for a pesticide to be available for use on hemp. A

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