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Dicamba Where are we Now

On June 3,2020, a ruling for the immediate cancellation for the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia was issued in the case of the National Family Farm Coalition vs. U.S. EPA, case nu…

From  Maria Turner on 07/30/2020 1 plays 0  

Resources for Safe Disinfectant Use

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces remains an important part of preventing the spread. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine the difference between facts…

From  Maria Turner on 05/27/2020 2 plays 0  

IFCA 2020 Dicamba Recordkeeping Recommendations and Compliance Clarifications

In 2019, the Illinois Department of Agriculture received a record number of pesticide misuse complaints,including more than 700 that were dicamba related. Many of those complaints resulted in the…

From  Maria Turner on 05/20/2020 0 plays 0  

COVID-19 Affecting the Supply of PPE for Pesticide Applicators

Pesticide applicators are finding that acquiring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for applications is now challenging as PPE is in short supply. Because many of the sales of respirators,…

From  Maria Turner on 05/20/2020 0 plays 0  

Asian Giant Hornets: Your Questions Answered

On May 3, 2020, articles and videos discussing the first instance of Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) identified in the US began to run in the national news. These headlines have raised concern…

From  Maria Turner on 05/15/2020 0 plays 0  

Help with Selecting Disinfectants for COVID-19

In general, disinfectants control a wide range of pathogens that are or could be a problem on hard, porous and/or nonporous surfaces. These pathogens may include Staphylococcus aureus,…

From  Maria Turner on 04/7/2020 5 plays 0  

Dicamba Resources available 2020

The Pesticide Safety Education Team has updated the reference guide for applicators who will use Dicamba on soybeans. Knowing that planting is approaching quickly this year, it is crucial to now…

From  Maria Turner on 04/7/2020 0 plays 0  

COVID-19 Effects on Illinois Pesticide Applicator Training, Testing, and Licensing

The Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing Clinics jointly administered by the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) and University of Illinois Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program…

From  Maria Turner on 04/7/2020 2 plays 0  

University of Illinois Plant Clinic Operations during COVID-19

The University of Illinois Plant Clinic is currently open and accepting samples. The Plant Clinic is running on a reduced staff in accordance with social distancing guidelines. As a result, fewer…

From  Maria Turner on 04/7/2020 0 plays 0  

2020 Fungicide Table Available for Corn and Soybeans

The 2020 fungicide efficacy tables for corn and soybeans are now available at the Illinois Field crop disease hub. These tables allow producers to study individual trials that have been done by plant…

From  Maria Turner on 04/7/2020 0 plays 0  

Turf and Ornamentals Practice Problem #2

Pesticide Safety Education Program- Ornamental and Turfgrass practice problem 1 in the workbook on page 46

From  Maria Turner on 04/3/2020 0 plays 0  

Turf and Ornamentals Practice Problem #1

Pesticide Safety Education Program- Turf and Ornamentals practice problem #1 in the workbook on page 46

From  Maria Turner on 02/20/2020 17 plays 0