Agriculture

Information for pest management and education for agriculture, including explaining the types of pesticide licenses, EPA worker protection standards, storage, security, disposal, and IPM options.

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Spined Stilt Bug - Articles Articles

Spined Stilt Bug

Michael J. Skvarla

Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits. More
Crops Conferences and Crops Days Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities
Crops Conferences and Crops Days Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities - News News
Please join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2018 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences and Crops Days! A variety of educational programs will be offered. More
2017 Penn State Agronomy Herbicide Trial Report
2017 Penn State Agronomy Herbicide Trial Report - Articles Articles
This weed field trials report is a summary of the 2017 herbicide trials conducted in corn soybean, and other field crops by the Department of Plant Science at Penn State. More
Photo: Nancy Bosold, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension, Berks County
Spotted Lanternfly - Articles Articles

Spotted Lanternfly

Emelie Swackhamer, Amy Korman

Learn about the Spotted Lanterfly (SLF), and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening 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
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 article 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
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
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