Category Archives: Pesticides

Public Health Pest Control (Cat. 8) Training and Exam

Training manuals from Clemson DPR website. Pre Registration Form for Cat. 8 exam:  pre-registration-form

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Good Spray Day or Bad Spray Day: Part 2

Thursday afternoon was pretty breezy, so I pulled out the wind meter to get an idea for exactly what the wind speed was.  The average as shown below was about 9.4 mph. At times the wind was gusting up to … Continue reading

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Good Spray Day or Bad Spray Day?

With some of the new herbicide technology labeled for use this year, growers need to be paying more attention than ever to the wind in order to reduce drift.  I would urge everyone that plans to apply auxin herbicides to invest … Continue reading

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Dicamba/2,4-D Herbicide Symposium 3/7/17

Anyone planning to use the new dicamba or 2,4-D products this year should consider attending this meeting.  Representatives from the manufacturers will be sharing valuable guidelines and precautions that applicators should be aware of before using.

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2,4-D and Dicamba Precautions and Guidelines

2,4-D (Enlist Duo) and dicamba (Xtendimax and Engenia) will be labeled for use this year in certain varieties of soybeans and cotton.  Anyone planning to use these products needs to carefully read the labels and be prepared to follow them … Continue reading

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Dicamba/2,4-D Herbicide Symposium

Anyone planning to apply dicamba or 2,4-D herbicides this coming growing season should plan to attend this meeting and learn about the restrictions and requirements for their use.  Though these will be very useful tools, both of these chemicals present … Continue reading

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Waste Pesticide Collection – 1/12/17

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EPA Approves Xtend Herbicide

The EPA has approved Monsanto’s dicamba product, XtendiMax, for use in soybeans and cotton.  This has been several years in the making.  According to the EPA press release, “This registration is for a formulation of dicamba that contains an additive … Continue reading

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SCDA Waste Pesticide Collections

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Cancellation of Flubendiamide (Belt) Upheld

The EPA’s Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) upheld the EPA’s decision to cancel the registration of the insecticide flubendiamide – Bayer’s Belt.  Belt was previously labeled on soybeans, peanuts, corn, cotton, and several vegetable crops for the control of caterpillars. The … Continue reading

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