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How to Become a Qualified Pesticide Applicator in California

Published on November 13, 2023 by Michael Purser

Discover the steps to become a qualified pesticide applicator in California. Prepare for the test with the help of online pesticide training and exam prep.

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Weed Spread – What to Know and How to Prevent It 

Published on August 3, 2023 by Nate Bortz

When left alone, weeds can harm people, the environment, and the economy. This blog discusses how weeds spread and explains some of the best ways to control them.

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How to Renew Your New York Pesticide Certification

Published on April 19, 2023 by Nate Bortz

Here’s a simple guide explaining how to renew your New York pesticide applicator certification — both commercial and private.

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August 2022 Pesticide Blog

EPA Looking for Comments on Sulfoxaflor Products

Published on August 9, 2022 by Nate Bortz

The EPA recently released an updated draft biological evaluation on the effects of sulfoxaflor on pollinators. This blog discusses the context of this new evaluation and gives you the link to share your sulfoxaflor experiences with the EPA.

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PST Blog 5.02.22

Why Exam Prep Is Important for Pesticide Applicator Certification

Published on May 6, 2022 by Nate Bortz

Becoming a certified pesticide applicator involves a lot of important training. That’s why we’ve created exam prep courses to help you become certified!

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PST – 12.01.21 Blog

New Glyphosate EPA Evaluation Receives Mixed Response

Published on December 1, 2021 by Nate Bortz

New EPA evaluations for three common herbicides have created mixed reactions from farmer and environmental advocacy groups. Learn more here!

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Benefits of Online, Company-Wide WPS Training

Published on September 17, 2021 by Nate Bortz

See how our online company-wide WPS safety training program can help save your business time and money!

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PST – 8.11.21 Blog

EPA Ending Temporary COVID-19 Guidance

Published on August 11, 2021 by Nate Bortz

On August 10th, the EPA announced their June 2020 temporary COVID-19 guidance (and May 2021 amendment) for agricultural pesticide handlers will end on August 19, 2021.

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California Declares Quarantine Against Spotted Lanternfly

Published on July 28, 2021 by Nate Bortz

Earlier this month, the California Department of Agriculture declared a statewide quarantine to try and keep spotted lanternfly from entering the state. Here’s everything you need to know as an applicator!

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PST – 7.15.21 Blog

California DPR Encouraging Early Certification Renewal

Published on July 15, 2021 by Nate Bortz

After a difficult 2020 renewal season, the California DPR is encouraging applicators with M-Z names to submit their certification renewals early. Here’s a summary of what you need to know to make sure your certifications get renewed on time!

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