2017 Pest Management Tour offers Last Chance Credit Opportunities across South-central Montana. (General)
Description: The Montana State University (MSU) Pesticide Education Program is offering the Pest Management Tour for pesticide applicators across south-central Montana, Private Applicator Training (PAT) District 5, from October 2nd – 6th. Private applicators within PAT district 5 should ensure they have attained 6 private applicator credits prior to the January 1st, 2018 deadline to avoid losing their private certification. Private applicators may opt to attend only a morning or afternoon session for 3 private applicator credits; or both for 6 credits.
Alert Period: 08/29/2017 - 10/07/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Personal Protection Equipment and Paraquat (General)
Description: The use of highly toxic pesticides that require respiratory protection were on the decline for over two decades; however one highly toxic active ingredient has been on the rise due to glyphosate resistant kochia in Montana. This active ingredient known as paraquat is in such formulations as Blanco®, Drexel Quik-Quat®, Devour®, Firestorm®, Helmquat 3SL®, Gramaxone Inteon®, Gramoxone SL®, Cyclone SL 2.0®, Bonedry®, Willowood Paraquat 3SL®, Paraquat Concentrate® and Para-Shot 3.0®. Paraquat is a photosynthesis inhibitor and acts as a non-selective contact herbicide.
Alert Period: 08/22/2017 - 11/01/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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Schutter Diagnostic Lab samples (General)
Description: For those of you shipping samples to the Schutter Diagnostic Lab, we wanted to send out a few reminders for good sample submission. We are experiencing a lot of dried out samples that are in poor shape for diagnoses. Please see the attached pdf for some tips.
Alert Period: 07/11/2017 - 11/30/2017
Submitted By: Laurie Kerzicnik
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Be Aware of the Montana Pesticide Disposal Program and 2017 Disposal Sites (General)
Description: Delaying removal of unused pesticide products often leads to corroded containers that pose unnecessary risks towards the environmental and human health. Pesticide applicators should be aware of the resources available for discarding pesticide waste. By following a few simple steps applicators can ensure that unused pesticides are discarded and disposed of legally and safely.
Alert Period: 07/03/2017 - 09/29/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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EPA Finalizes Pesticide Certification & Training Requirements for RUP Applicators (Pesticides)
Description: People should be aware of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pesticide certification and training rule finalized on December 12th, 2016 and published in the Federal Register on January 4. 2017. This applies to those that apply restricted use pesticides (RUP) across the nation
Alert Period: 01/24/2017 - 11/17/2017
Submitted By: Cecil Tharp
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