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Fresh spotted lanternfly egg masses. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer, Penn State
Fall is Egg-laying Season for the Spotted Lanternfly - News News
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) continues to be a significant landscape pest in southeastern Pennsylvania. More
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need?
Which Pesticide License Does Your Business Need? - Articles Articles
In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them. More
USDA Forest Service - Region 8 - Southern, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
EPA Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides - Articles Articles
This regulation covers pesticides that are used in the production of agricultural plants on farms, forests, nurseries, and enclosed-space productions. More
Pesticide Special Use Exemptions Pesticide Special Use Exemptions - Articles
A state or federal agency can request emergency exemptions when a serious pest problem jeopardizes production of agricultural goods or public health. More
Sample of a homemade spill kit
Spill Kit Check Activity - Articles Articles
Use this personal protective equipment (PPE) activity to understand necessary first actions when responding to a pesticide spill and needed components of a spill kit. More
EPA Pesticide Containers
EPA Pesticide Containers - Articles Articles
Pesticide Worker Safety information regarding container usage. More
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides
Potential Health Effects of Pesticides - Articles Articles
For all pesticides to be effective against the pests they are intended to control, they must be biologically active, or toxic. More
Pesticide Storage and Security
Pesticide Storage and Security - Articles Articles

Pesticide Storage and Security

John Ayers, Ph.D., Sharon I Gripp

This fact sheet describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment. More
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides - Articles Articles
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. More
¿Tiene Hormigas? Elimine las Hormigas con MIP
¿Tiene Hormigas? Elimine las Hormigas con MIP - Articles Articles
El manejo integrado de plagas (IPM) utiliza la información sobre plagas para elegir los métodos de control más seguros y efectivos. More
Update on Spotted Lanternfly Control Options
Update on Spotted Lanternfly Control Options - News News
As the result of a mild winter in 2017, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) population is enormous this year. More
Program Demonstrations: Pesticide Look-alike Presentation
Program Demonstrations: Pesticide Look-alike Presentation - Videos Videos
Penn State Pesticide Education Program brings you an informative video on the importance of storing pesticides properly. More
Harrington Seed Destructor
Harrington Seed Destructor - Videos Videos

Harrington Seed Destructor

Annie Klodd

2:44

Penn State is involved in research on Harvest Weed Seed Control for herbicide resistant weeds. Here, the HSD is described as it operates during harvest. More
Pests and Pesticides in Agriculture
Pests and Pesticides in Agriculture - Articles Articles
In this activity, students will learn about different types of pests and the damage they cause, including an example of pests on corn. More
EPA's Soil Fumigant Toolbox
Soil Fumigation Resources from EPA - Articles Articles
This EPA website provides training, outreach, and other resource materials for applicators and others interested in the requirements of using soil fumigants safely. More
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