Florida Continuing Education Deadline Update

On: July 16, 2020
Last week, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nicole Fried signed order 2020-022. Under this order, all continuing education late fees are waived through August 22, 2020 (instead of July 2nd).

Authorities Crack Down on Illegal Pesticide Trade in Europe

On: June 9, 2020
An investigation finds that the black market pesticide trade in Europe is a multi-million dollar illegal industry that carries big potential and low risk.

Washington State Entomologists Working to Eradicate Invasive Murder Hornets and Gypsy Moths

On: June 9, 2020
The Washington state governor issued an emergency proclamation last month, with plans to drop more than 655 gallons of insecticide.

Journalists Discover Tennessee Officials Distributed Facemasks Treated with Dangerous Pesticide

On: June 9, 2020
Investigative journalists discovered that Tennessee health officials gave out face masks treated with a potentially dangerous chemical.

India Phasing Out Use of Highly Toxic Pesticides

On: June 9, 2020
The Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers is working to stop using toxic chemicals including pesticides and insecticides. Here's why they're dangerous...

India Mounts Massive Pesticide Attack on Destructive Locust Swarms

On: June 9, 2020
Locusts are coming to India after devastating villages in Africa and Pakistan. Now, officials are spraying pesticides spanning more than 100,000 acres.

Woman Arrested for Selling Unregistered Pesticides She Claimed Guarded Against COVID-19

On: June 4, 2020
Her product, called the Toamit Virus Shut out, was sold through eBay. She told buyers to wear the small box around their neck, and she claimed it could extract virus particles from the air, creating a barrier around the wearer.

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Big IPM Changes for Idaho City

On: May 28, 2020
The city of Boise, Idaho is committing to a series of tests for the potential overhaul of their Integrated Pest Management guidelines. The Pesticide Reduction Pilot Program has been set up to strategically test alternative and emerging methods of pest control within strategic park sites throughout the city.

Nevada Certified Applicator FAQ’s

On: April 27, 2020
Nevada and federal laws require that only certified applicators apply or supervise the application of Restricted-Use Pesticides (RUP). Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators (RUP certificate holders) must recertify every four years from the date of initial certification. The following are frequently asked questions regarding Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators:

International Year of Plant Health

On: April 27, 2020
The goal of this year long celebration is to raise public awareness on “how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.” The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that “up to 40% of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually.”