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Copy of PST – 7.28.2021 Blog

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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PST – 6.11.21 Blog

California’s Rodenticide Prohibition: Simplified

Published on June 11, 2021 by Nate Bortz

Earlier this year, California’s ban on second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) started. Here’s a simplified FAQ document to help you stay compliant with the latest requirements!

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PST – 5.21.21 Blog

EPA Extends Respiratory Fit Test Amendment

Published on May 21, 2021 by Nate Bortz

In May 2021, the EPA extended their “annual fit test delay” amendment to September 30, 2021. Read a simplified version of the new amendment here!

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PST – 4.26.21 Blog

New Study Prompts the EPA to Reevaluate Popular Insecticide

Published on April 26, 2021 by Nate Bortz

In April 2021, the EPA opened up the public comment period for possible regulation changes regarding the popular mosquito control insecticide malathion.

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PST – 4.9.21 Min Risk Blog

EPA Seeking Comments on Minimum Risk Pesticide Program

Published on April 9, 2021 by Nate Bortz

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it’s requesting public comments for possible policy changes related to minimum risk pesticide exemptions. If you regularly use pesticides classified as “minimum risk” and are therefore not regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), read on to learn more about the potential changes and… Continue reading EPA Seeking Comments on Minimum Risk Pesticide Program

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PST – 3.25.21 Blog

EPA Addresses Risks Posed by Four Common Herbicides

Published on March 25, 2021 by Nate Bortz

In March, the EPA released interim decisions and made updates to label language for four Pyridines and Pyrimidines herbicides to address ecological risks.

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PFAS Appearing In Variety of Pesticides, EPA Responds

Published on March 10, 2021 by Nate Bortz

An environmental group discovered multiple herbicides and insecticides contain PFAS – a chemical that can lead to health issues. Here’s the EPA’s response,

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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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