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EPA Chlorpyrifos Update

EPA Extends Chlorpyrifos Public Comment Period; Future Use In Doubt

Published on February 22, 2021 by Nate Bortz

With a new administration and new executive orders, the future of the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos is in doubt.

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WPS Update

2021 WPS Training Update: New AEZ Requirements

Published on January 28, 2021 by Nate Bortz

This blog reviews the new WPS Application Exclusion Zone (AEZ) requirements enacted by the EPA in Dec 2020.

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New Michigan Emergency Rule Extends License Renewal Deadline

New Michigan Emergency Rule Extends License Renewal Deadline

Published on January 8, 2021 by Nate Bortz

On December 30, a new emergency rule extended the validity of Michigan many pesticide applicator licenses. Read more to see if you qualify for this extension!

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PST – OR Ruling (1)

Oregon Phasing Out Chlorpyrifos Use by 2023

Published on December 22, 2020 by Nate Bortz

Last week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) filed Administrative Rules with the Oregon Secretary of State that immediately limits the use of chlorpyrifos-based products and phases out nearly all use by December 31, 2023.  ODA said they wrote the rules with the help of a “diverse workgroup” of leaders and experts from many backgrounds including agriculture,… Continue reading Oregon Phasing Out Chlorpyrifos Use by 2023

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PST – 2020 Positivity Recap

2020 Recap: Positive Pest Control Company News

Published on December 4, 2020 by Nate Bortz

In this blog, we highlight various stories that show the many ways pest management professionals like you have made a positive difference in local communities.

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By the Numbers: Inside Washington’s Murder Hornet Nest

Published on November 23, 2020 by Nate Bortz

After the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) found and removed an Asian Giant Hornet nest late last month, there was still one major step left; opening and examining the nest. Removal of the nest itself was complicated due to the fact that it was tucked inside a tree. Once WSDA entomologists had safely removed the… Continue reading By the Numbers: Inside Washington’s Murder Hornet Nest

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PST – EPA Labels

Study Shows Many Pesticide Labels Don’t Follow EPA Guidelines

Published on November 13, 2020 by Nate Bortz

An Oregon State University study shows over 30% of pesticide labels don’t follow EPA rules and have incorrect information about their toxicity to honey bees.

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EPA Dicamba Decision – 500

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

Published on November 5, 2020 by Nate Bortz

In late October, the EPA approved the use of three dicamba-based pesticides through 2025. Here’s what it means for Pesticide Applicators.

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Nevada Certified Applicator FAQ

Published on April 27, 2020 by Nate Bortz

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding Nevada Certified Pesticide Applicators!

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