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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.

BREAKING NEWS – Updated Notice: Availability of WPS Training Materials

As of December 19th, 2018, WPS Pesticide Safety Training must be conducted using EPA-approved materials that have the full expanded content in the 2015 WPS. You can view the notice here. At the NPSEC Store, you will find EPA-approved materials with expanded 2015 WPS content. To visit the NPSEC Store, please click here.

Pollinator Week, June 18 – 24!

From the Honeybee Health Coalition: Pollinator Week is an annual celebration of the hard work honey bees and other insects and animals undertake every day to support our food and healthy ecosystems. This year the Honey Bee Health Coalition is marking the week by sharing our recent tools, resources and initiatives to support the industrious […]

Significant Changes to Dicamba labeling

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1511194020685{background-color: #f1f1f1 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dicamba damage that has become an increasing problem nationwide. EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of Dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New requirements for the […]

eXtension Foundation receives EPA grant for Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (Powered Up)

Grant Background In early September 2017, eXtension received formal notification from the EPA of their acceptance of the grant application to establish and administer a national sub award program in support of pesticide applicator education and training for certified applicators of restricted use pesticides. eXtension Foundation was invited in early 2017 to apply for this […]