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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 Establishments, EC3006
This publication describes the federal Worker Protection Standard (revised 2015), to help owners or operators of agricultural operations determine if it applies to their businesses, and provide information on how to comply.

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.

Entender las etiquetas de pesticidas, G1955S New!
Este NebGuide explica las partes de una etiqueta de pesticidas para facilitar el conocimiento de los productos de pesticidas y para promover el uso seguro y eficaz de ellos.

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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
Accidental exposure or overexposure to pesticides can have serious health implications. Being able to recognize common pesticide poisonings and knowing what to do when pesticide poisoning occurs can prevent serious consequences.

Protective Clothing and Equipment for Pesticide Applicators, G758
This NebGuide explains how to choose and properly 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
This NebGuide describes how to properly clean pesticide application equipment, and why it is essential in protecting both you and the crops you are spraying.

Gloves for Handling Pesticides, G1961
This NebGuide explains types of gloves, and how to choose and properly use gloves when mixing, loading, or applying a pesticide. It covers how to maintain gloves and how these procedures can 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.

Respirators for Handling Pesticides, EC3021
This publication examines the types of respirators used during pesticide applications, and how to safely use, maintain, and store them.

Fit Testing a Respirator for Pesticide Applications, EC3027
This publication covers how to conduct a fit test for respirators used when applying pesticides. A person who performs a fit test does not need to be certified, but must know how to conduct a fit test. Practice giving a fit test until you feel comfortable with the process before conducting an actual fit test.

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.

Protecting Your Cats and Dogs from Pesticide Poisoning, G2260
This Nebguide publication is about preventing pesticide poisoning in cats and dogs. This includes poisonings from lawn, household, and on-pet (spot on, collars, etc.) applications.

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Environmental Protection

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
Honey bees are valuable pollinators that should be protected from pesticides, especially when plants are in bloom. This NebGuide examines how to reduce the risk of pesticide exposure through good environmental stewardship.

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.

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Pest Management

Testing Pesticide Mixtures for Compatibility, G2350 New!
This NebGuide describes the use of jar tests to avoid pesticide tank mixing errors that may impact pest management, the environment, and human health.

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 non-targets, and the environment.

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