PSEP Publications - New and Updated

Laws and Regulations   

Pesticide Laws and Regulations, G479
This NebGuide provides general information on federal and state laws and regulations regarding pesticide applicator certification, licensing, and pesticide use in Nebraska.   

Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides, G1219
This NebGuide describes the Worker Protection Standard, helps you, the owner or operator of an agricultural operation, determine if it applies to your business, and provides information on how to comply with it.

Pesticides and the Endangered Species Protection Program, G1893
This NebGuide discusses the Endangered Species Protection Program and its role in the use of pesticides.

Nebraska Pesticide Container and Secondary Containment Rules, G2033
This NebGuide examines the rules and regulations required in Nebraska for pesticide containers and secondary containment of liquid pesticides and fertilizers.

Understanding the Pesticide Label, G1955
This NebGuide describes the parts of a pesticide label, to aid in understanding and promote safe and effective use of pesticide products.

Health and Safety

Safe Transport, Storage and Disposal of Pesticides, EC2507
This Extension publication provides information to prevent pesticide accidents by careful planning, using a secure storage location, adopting safe handling methods, and following proper disposal guidelines.

Rinsing Pesticide Containers, G1736
It is estimated that every year 1 million plastic agricultural pesticide containers are used in Nebraska. Effective rinsing of these containers saves money, protects the environment, and meets federal and state regulations for pesticide use.

Managing the Risk of Pesticide Poisoning and Understanding the Signs and Symptoms, EC2505
This Extension publication outlines the risks of pesticide exposure and understanding the signs and symptoms.

Protective Clothing and Equipment for Pesticide Applicators, G758
This NebGuide explains how to choose and property use personal protective equipment (PPE) when mixing, loading, and applying pesticides to help reduce exposure to pesticides and protect human health.

Cleaning Pesticide Application Equipment, G1770
Important steps in completely and carefully cleaning and rinsing pesticide application equipment are covered in this NebGuide.

Pesticide Safety: Choosing the Right Gloves, G1961
This NebGuide explains how to choose and properly use gloves when mixing, loading, and applying pesticides to help reduce exposure to chemicals and protect human health.

Protecting Private Drinking Water Supplies: Pesticide and Fertilizer Storage and Handling, G2054
This publication is one of six in a series designed to help rural families protect their private drinking water supplies. The greatest protection can be achieved by applying principles from all publications in the series.

Maintaining and Fit Testing Cartridge Respirators for Pesticide Applications, G2083
This NebGuide examines the proper way to fit test a cartridge respirator before beginning a pesticide application and how to maintain a respirator after use.

Pesticide Safety in Landscapes, EC1271
Careful handling and use of pesticides in and around the yard help reduce risk to people, pets, other animals, and the environment.

Environmental Protection

Fumigating Farm-stored Grain with Aluminum Phosphide, EC2508
This Extension publication provides information on grain storage fumigation and explains application, distribution, safety precautions, equipment needed, and the requirements of a Fumigation Management Plan.

Protecting Pesticide Sensitive Crops, G2179
This NebGuide examines how to protect sensitive crops, such as those found on organic and traditional commercial farms or in vineyards, from pesticide injury.

Bee Aware: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides, EC301
This Extension Publication provides important information on protecting pollinators from pesticides.

Stormwater Management: Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden, G1844
The proper use and application of lawn and garden pesticides can prevent potential water contamination from stormwater runoff.

Spray Drift of Pesticides, G1773
Conditions that cause particle drift, and best practices of spraying are discussed in this NebGuide.

Reducing Pesticide Use in Sensitive Environments, G1982
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices allow you to control pests with little or no use of pesticides, making it a good choice in and around sensitive environments.

Managing Pesticide Spills, G2038
This NebGuide describes the steps to follow after a pesticide spill to promote safety and effective management and to avoid human toxicity and environmental contamination.

Pest Management

Identification of Structure-Invading Ants in Nebraska, EC1570

A well illustrated guide providing information on how to identify various species of one-node and two-node structure-invading ants.

Managing Bed Bugs, Z1583 
This interactive publication describes how to avoid bed bugs and what to do if you get them. Videos show how to inspect a bed for bed bugs, how to build your own monitoring trap, when to hire a bed bug-sniffing dog, and how to prevent bed bug bites.

Carpenter Ant Management, G1738
This NebGuide explains how the biology and behavior of carpenter ants relate to control strategies and methods available to both homeowners and pest management professionals (PMPs).

Low Toxic Cockroach Control, G1523
This NebGuide describes how to identify common cockroach species, what they need to survive, and effective, low-toxic alternatives to traditional chemical control options.

Integrated Pest Management for Landscapes, EC1266
Chances are good that gardeners will have to deal with some type of pest during the year, whether that pest is a flea beetle chewing holes in a potato leaf, rabbits nipping lilies, dandelions invading the lawn, or early blight on tomatoes. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a strategy that uses a combination of methods to manage pests to avoid unacceptable damage while also protecting the health of humans, pets, and other nontargets, and the environment.