Commercial applicator training sessions are planned for the month of April. These will be offered in a virtual format over the Zoom platform. There must be at least 20 registered participants to hold the training so get online to reserve your spot.
The Kansas State Pesticide Safety Program is providing a training opportunity this April for several of the categories to help individuals renew their license. This training will be offered in a virtual format via Zoom.
As the 2023 field season gets into full swing, now is a good time for a refresher on restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) and pesticide applicator licenses. This article goes over the different categories of pesticides according to use and the importance of accurate record keeping.
The label is the law - most pesticide applicators are familiar with that phrase. Yet, pesticides are sometimes used in ways that are inconsistent with product labels. Label directions are written to minimize risks for applicators, bystanders, and the environment. This article explains why applicators should prioritize reading and following pesticide labels.
There is a good deal of interest in using drones, also called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the application of pesticides. If you are an applicator considering using a drone for applications, here is some basic information regarding licenses that you need to know before applying any pesticides.
One of the most popular K-State Research and Extension publications is here! The 2024 Chemical Weed Control Guide is now available online. This publication provides suggestions for chemical weed control in several major crops. Starting in January, orders can be placed for paper copies. Check out this article for all the details.