The Air Blast Sprayer Calibration Program Continues
April 21, 2014
The Penn State Pesticide Education Program is excited to again offer boom sprayer and air blast sprayer calibrations for Pennsylvania growers who request them. Calibration of air blast sprayer (ABS) and boom sprayer equipment is the best way to ensure spray applications are effective, efficient, and economical. Poor spray coverage is the primary cause of [...]
Once Again, Master Gardeners Help Spread Poison Prevention Message
April 14, 2014
Kelly Over, our Educational Program Associate, wrote this follow-up blog about Poison Prevention Week. Kelly provides pesticide safety presentations and educational materials to Pennsylvania agricultural teachers and participates in our many consumer outreach events.
While our Pesticide Education Program teaches poison safety all year, this past month has been an especially important [...]
Researchers Receive $1.14 Million to Study Threats to Honeybees
April 11, 2014
University Park, Pa. -- Scientists in the Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State received three grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation to study various threats to honeybees, including disease, pesticides and the extinction and invasion of other species into their habitats.