NPSEC News – September 21st, 2018


NPSEC News – September 21st, 2018

NPSEC Video Feature


Raúl Perez, PSEP Coordinator in Puerto Rico, shares his experience at the 2018 National Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop in San Antonio, TX.

List of Attendees from the 2018 NPACSE Workshop

An email will be sent to all participants of the 2018 NPACSE Workshop with a link and a password to access a list of attendees and their email addresses. Please let us know if you would like to opt out from being included on that list. 

Updates to PSEFMP FAQs. 

There have been some updates to the PSEFMP application FAQs to address some remaining questions. These include:
  • Will eXtension own the intellectual property or product developed?
  • What is the purpose of the non-public repository?
  • What is NPSEC’s role with the non-public repository?
  • Why is the sharing of a deliverable a requirement?
  • Are PSEFMP funds only PRIA funds?
  • Do I have to work with NPSEC?
  • What if I decide to work with NPSEC?

Shop the NPSEC Store

Price Drop! The price of the WPS Train The Trainer manual has been reduced.

New WPS products on the NPSEC Store: WPS videos, Spanish train the Trainer manual, WPS Ag Employers Handbook! 

The NPSEC Store is a good place to find EPA-approved materials with expanded 2015 WPS content. This is where you can order NPSEC, PERC, WPS, and state-specific products. For PERC products, PSEPs get a 5% discount if they purchase the products using the code we mailed you at checkout. We track all PERC sales by state and send 5% of all net sales in a particular state or territory back to the PSEP as a gift. 

NPSEC Shirts are Available!

If you are interested in purchasing a NPSEC polo shirt, please contact Courtney Weatherbee here by Friday, September 28th, 2018. 

PERC offers Web-Based WPS Train the Trainer Course

  • It’s posted here on the PERC website.
  • The cost is $35, which covers the cost of the hosting, course maintenance, and certification management.
  • It will be offered via the NPSEC Store, hosted by eXtension.

This web-based course provides the information required to train those who will train agricultural workers and pesticide handlers under the WPS (CFR 170). It will guide you through the necessary procedures to provide effective training about pesticide safety topics. This course is one way to become qualified to train agricultural workers and pesticide handlers under the WPS.

This is a self-paced eLearning course; you will view eLearning modules, take quizzes, and complete a final exam at your own pace. Once you have successfully completed all the course requirements, passed the final exam with the minimum passing score of 70% and then completed the course evaluation, you will be issued a WPS pesticide safety trainer certification. This course will take you approximately two to three hours to complete.

Completion of this course certifies you as a qualified WPS trainer of agricultural workers and pesticide handlers in the continental U.S, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. You must check with your state or tribal pesticide regulatory agency for possible additional requirements.

If you have any questions about this message, please direct them to PERC using the contact information below.

Suzanne Forsyth, PERC Director
UC Davis Extension

Kaci Buhl, PERC Deputy Director
Oregon State University


Register for October 25th Webinar on Best Practices for Pesticide Ground Application

EPA is hosting a webinar titled “Best Practices for Ground Application” on October 25, 2018, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET. This webinar is tailored for growers, pesticide applicators, pest management professionals, and other interested stakeholders who work in crop production. 

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Greg Kruger, a weed science and application technology specialist from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The presentation will cover different methods of ground application, best practices for reducing pesticide spray particle drift when using ground application equipment, and a discussion of the optimization of weed control.

Register Here and Learn More About Reducing Pesticide Drift Here