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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.

Discovery of nitrogen fixation in corn announced

This article was originally published by Eric Hamilton of Michigan Farm News. The following is an excerpt from the article. A full link is provided at the bottom.  A discovery 10 years ago that seemed too good to be true required eight years of public-private collaboration of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University […]

BASF closes its acquisition of vegetable seeds business from Bayer

This article was originally posted by BASF. A link to the full article is below. On Aug. 16, BASF closed the acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems®. The transaction adds a well-recognized brand with a very successful business track record to BASF’s portfolio. The acquired vegetable seeds business […]

Beck’s Hybrids calls on EPA to restrict dicamba use to pre-plant only

This article was originally published by Farm Media News.  Indiana-based Beck’s Hybrids, which claims to the fourth-largest soybean seed seller in the United States, marketing soybeans in 11 Midwestern states representing 60 percent of the total soybean acreage in the U.S., has weighed in on the highly-controversial dicamba drift issue. In a letter to the […]

NPSEC News – August 23rd, 2018

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   NPSEC News – August 23rd, 2018 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE 2018 NPACSE WORKSHOP! We had a wonderful few days in San Antonio with all of you at the 2018 National Pesticide Applicator Certification & Safety Education Workshop. It was an event filled with informative presentations, wonderful people, and a great […]

NPSEC News – August 14th, 2018

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   More information about the National Pesticide Applicator Certification & Safety Education Workshop and Collaboration Teams Monday 4:00 – 4:50 Training Potluck Selected Dishes to Share (something new that could be shared, strategy or resources)   Modeled after the tradition of the popular AAPSE Lightning Round presentations at former national meetings, we have 10 spots […]