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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.

eXtension Foundation and National Pesticide Safety Education Center (NPSEC) Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP) Funding Opportunity

The eXtension Foundation (EF) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for Land Grant University Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEP) for 2019. This opportunity is made available through a cooperative agreement (#X8-83698001) with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish and administer a national sub-award program in support of pesticide applicator education, and training for […]

Building IPM Capacity in Missouri Through Train-the-Trainer Workshops and Effective Partnerships

This article was originally published by the Journal of Integrated Pest Management. Below is just an abstract. The full article link is available below the abstract.  At times when the Cooperative Extension System (CES) continues to receive decreased funding to accomplish its core mission, a useful strategy to mitigate such effects is train-the-trainer workshops conducted […]

Insect threats to food security

This article was originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Below is only a summary. You can find the link to view the full article on their website below.  Globally, one out of nine people suffers from chronic hunger, and undernourishment is growing (1). Global average surface temperatures are also rising and […]

Increase in crop losses to insect pests in a warming climate

This article was originally published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Below is an abstract for the article and a full link is provided below. Insect pests substantially reduce yields of three staple grains—rice, maize, and wheat—but models assessing the agricultural impacts of global warming rarely consider crop losses to insects. We […]

WSSA Advocates for Weed Controls That Protect Soybean Export Value

This Press Release was originally posted by the Weed Science Society of America. The original post can be found on their website here.  For Immediate Release WSSA Advocates for Weed Controls That Protect Soybean Export Value WESTMINSTER, Colorado – August 27, 2018 – Experts from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) will attend the […]