Time to Check Your Boom Sprayer Calibration
May 13, 2013
This blog is written by Bill Riden, our Pesticide Education Specialist.
Successful pesticide application requires proper calibration of your application equipment. Applying the correct rate of pesticide is of the utmost importance. If you apply too little pesticide, you may have poor pest control. You can also incur additional costs if re-treatment [...]
Buffer Zone Calculator is Available to Assist Soil Fumigant Applicators
April 11, 2013
From EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs
An electronic Buffer Zone Calculator is available in EPA’s Soil Fumigant Toolbox. The EPA developed this new tool to help soil fumigant applicators, growers, enforcement personnel and others determine the buffer zone distances now required by soil fumigant product labels. Buffer zones provide distance between the edge of fields treated with pesticides and bystanders, people who live, work or otherwise spend time nearby.
Scammers Offering Pesticides at Great Prices–BEWARE!
April 8, 2013
Today’s blog is written by Dave Scott, Chief, Division of Health and Safety in the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Phone and email scams happen every year, and every year people get cheated out of a few hundred dollars or worse. And unfortunately, the items being sold range from everything from insurance, medicines, vacations, to even [...]