On November 2015 USEPA revised the worker protection standards to implement more protection for agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. Most of the revised WPS standards became effective on January 2018. The WPS requires commercial pesticide handler employers to provide specific information and protections to workers, handlers when WPS-labeled pesticide products are used on agricultural establishments in the production of agricultural plants. Additional resources on Worker ...more
A summary of corn response to N rates in 2018 is posted below. On March 1, 2019 Dr. Nafziger (UI Emeritus Professor) provided guidance on managing nitrogen in spring 2019. You can download the slides from the presentation below, or click here to listen to the recorded webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8955969006796323841 (you can listen and self-report 1 CEU NM).
The Applicator Training Course is up and running in Bloomington, IL. Asmark in collaboration with AGCO developed the course for new applicators with less than five years’ experience. Click here to see a video of the obstacle course along with information on registering for the course. http://farmweeknow.com/story-agrichemical-industry-sets-safety-bar-high-new-applicators-5-161200
There may be some confusion on markings on nurse tanks that are enrolled into the NTIP program. The DOT-SP 13554 is no longer required as a marking on the side of the nurse tanks. Click below for examples of current markings that are acceptable and markings that would be considered a violation.