EPA Extends Approval of Dicamba-Based Products for 2021 Season & Beyond

On: November 5, 2020
In late October, the EPA approved the use of three dicamba-based pesticides through 2025. Here's what it means for Pesticide Applicators.

EPA Proposes Use of New Insecticide Active Ingredient

On: October 28, 2020
Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to register pesticide products containing a new active ingredient called tetraniliprole for sale and use in the US. Learn more here!

Fate of Dicamba-Based Products Awaiting EPA Decision

On: October 26, 2020
On October 1st, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler said to expect a decision by the end of the month regarding whether dicamba-based products can be used during the next planting season or not. The products in question include XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan.

Three Michigan Cities Among the Top 50 “Rattiest in America”

On: October 14, 2020
According to a recent report by Orkin, three Michigan cities are among the “Top 50 Rattiest Cities in the United States” this year.

New Jersey Pesticide Continuing Education Course Preview

On: October 9, 2020
New Jersey pesticide applicators whose certification expires on October 31st: completing your continuing education is now easier than ever with our new course bundles. Now, you simply need to choose one of three 8 unit Core Bundles, then follow that up by taking any 16 unit Category Bundles you may need.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Cases in 2020 Outpacing 2019

On: September 29, 2020
According to a recent press release from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, the number of confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in Michigan have doubled in 2020 compared to this time last year.

Bat Ticks Discovered in New Jersey for the First Time

On: September 29, 2020
In September, a tick species associated with bats that pose possible health risks to people, pets, and livestock was reported for the first time in New Jersey’s Mercer and Sussex counties according to a Rutgers State University study.

New Invasive Species Affecting Pennsylvania Soil

On: September 9, 2020
Last week, the Penn State Extension’s College of Agricultural Sciences announced the spotting of invasive jumping worms in Montour County. For anyone who relies on soil quality for their livelihood or hobby garden, a jumping worm (Amynthas spp., also known as Asian jumping worms, crazy worms, Alabama jumpers, and snake worms) infestation is their worst nightmare.

New Pesticide Law Introduced in US Senate

On: August 21, 2020
Earlier this month, two senators introduced the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2020 (PACTPA) to the Senate. The purpose of PACTPA is to fix loopholes within the current pesticide-related legislation, and ban “some of the most damaging pesticides scientifically known to cause significant harm to people and the environment.”

EPA Approves New Natural Ingredient for Insect Repellent

On: August 14, 2020
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a new active ingredient for use in insecticides and insect repellents.