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This section of the webpage contains information regarding pesticide safety issues of significant interest or impact for PSEPs, or the stakeholders they serve. Information is archived for future reference.

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Nootkatone Now Registered by EPA

This original announcement was published by the EPA on August 11, 2020. Click here for more!    A new active ingredient, discovered and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in insecticides and insect repellents. Studies show that when products are […]


Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center – ONLINE EXPO!

EXTRA!  EXTRA! THE EXPO IS COMING – August 11-13, 2020! CAN WE TALK?  Two key elements of the UMASH Online Expo are the daily health and safety talks and live safety demonstrations.  Experts in ag health and safety will be presenting on a variety of topics all three days. Come for one, stay for all!  Feel free to […]

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EPA Holds Virtual Training for Pesticide Applicators in Indian Country

This original announcement was published by the EPA on August 2, 2020. Click here for more!   EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will host a two-day virtual training on Aug. 19-20, 2020, to certify participants as private applicators of restricted-use pesticides (RUPs) in Indian country under the EPA Plan for the Federal Certification of Applicators of […]

EPA Proposes Registration of New Herbicide to Aid in Resistance Management

This original announcement was published by the EPA on August 1, 2020. Click here for more!    EPA is proposing to register a new active ingredient, tiafenacil, a contact herbicide. EPA proposes tiafenacil for pre-plant and pre-emergence burndown use in corn (all types except sweet corn), cotton, soybeans and wheat. Proposed post-emergence uses include directed […]

EPA Releases Temporary Guidance Regarding Certification of Pesticide Applicators During COVID-19

This announcement was published by the EPA on July 28, 2020. Click here for more! EPA has released a temporary guidance regarding the certification of pesticide applicators of restricted use pesticides that offers flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Agency is aware that state, tribal and federal certifying authorities may need to make temporary changes to […]