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.
By Liz Bosak, PhD Length4:10
Avoid costly docking at the mill and grain fumigation expenses by taking the steps necessary to prevent a stored grain pest infestation.
Please join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at the 2019 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences and Crops Days! A variety of educational programs will be offered.
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Aimed at those who would like to become certified private pesticide applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides on their farm or property.
Join Penn State Extension, Penn State Research, and the State Floriculture Advisory Board for another great meeting.
By Julie Urban Length22:39
A lot of scientific research is being done to increase our understanding about how the spotted lanternfly behaves and what management methods might be effective.
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Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that can damage many crops. Learn best practices to stop its spread. Businesses operating in the quarantine zone must have permits to move equipment and goods within and out of the zone.
The 2015 EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS) revision is now in full effect with the only exception being the requirement for new training materials.
Penn State Extension sets up kiosks at produce auctions across the state to provide growers with timely information on disease and pest identification and management, invasive species alerts, and food safety.
By Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D.
Effective control of stored grain pests without synthetic pesticides requires an IPM approach combining sanitation, identification, monitoring, and preventive practices.
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Learn to recognize the damage Japanese beetles do to turfgrass and ornamental plants, and how to manage infestations. Earn pesticide applicator credits.
This presentation describes how volunteers should place bands on trees and enter their data.
This webinar discusses the options you have to control spotted lanternfly based on the life cycle of the insect through the year.
By David R. Jackson Length17:23
Tree-of-heaven a preferred host of the invasive insect, the spotted lanternfly (SLF.) The tree is used to help monitor for SLF and also as a “trap” trees to help control SLF populations.
Proper calibration is a must to make sure pesticide applications get to the target at the proper rate.
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Learn to identify and manage pasture and hayfield weeds with integrated weed management and herbicides. Earn pesticide applicator recertification credits.
Spined stilt bugs are an occasional pest of greenhouse tomatoes that can cause flower and fruit abortion and unsightly feeding damage in mature fruits.
Updates on the Spotted Lanterfly for Green Industry Professionals.
By William S. Curran, Ph.D.
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.
These courses prepare professionals in a classroom-style setting to take the certified pesticide applicator's exam.
In Pennsylvania, Green Industry professionals who use pesticides need to understand the Pennsylvania pesticide laws and how to comply with them.
Pesticide Worker Safety information regarding container usage.
For all pesticides to be effective against the pests they are intended to control, they must be biologically active, or toxic.
These one-day seminars offer opportunities to earn pesticide, nutrient management and certified crop adviser credits, and to learn about key current crop management issues.
By Sharon I Gripp, John Ayers, Ph.D., Kerry H. Richards, Ph.D.
This article describes the proper procedures for storing pesticides and application equipment.
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system.