Announcements

Spring is Here; Get Ready for HHW Events!

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Sharon Gripp in Announcements, Consumers

In our January blogs, we talked about two waste disposal programs that are available in Pennsylvania: Household Hazardous Waste Program: Plan to Use It in 2014 and Some Changes for the CHEMSWEEP Program. Besides being great programs on their own, sometimes these two programs partner together. At these events, the CHEMSWEEP Program accepts all the [...]

March and April 2014 Pesticide Applicator Short Courses

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by Sharon Gripp in Announcements, Applicators

Pesticides are often a necessary tool to control pests on lawns and landscapes. In some instances, a homeowner may feel comfortable dealing with the pest situation on their own. Often times, a problem presents itself in the landscape in which a professional is needed to correct [...]

Kindergarten through 8th Grade — START DRAWING!

Posted on February 11th, 2013 by Christina Becker in Announcements, Consumers

This week’s blog is written by Christina Becker, an Extension Specialist in the Penn State Pesticide Education Program. Chris coordinates the statewide Poison Prevention Outreach Program for our office, which is well underway for March 2013.
Make Posters for the 2013 Poison Prevention State and National Poster Contests
…to draw a Poison Prevention Poster!
Nationally, March is Poison [...]

2012 State Poster Contest Winners Recognized at PA Farm Show in January 2013

Posted on February 4th, 2013 by Christina Becker in Announcements, General

This week’s blog is written by Christina Becker, an Extension Specialist in the Penn State Pesticide Education Program. Chris coordinates the statewide Poison Prevention Outreach Program for our office, which is well underway for March 2013.

Winners of the 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Poison Prevention Poster Contest were recognized at the Pennsylvania Farm Show [...]

Mercer County Student Takes Top Honors in the National Poison Prevention Contest

Posted on November 6th, 2012 by Christina Becker in Announcements, General

This week’s blog is written by Christina Becker, an Extension Specialist in the Penn State Pesticide Education Program. Chris coordinates the statewide Poison Prevention Outreach Program for our office, which is quite an undertaking. Not mentioned in the blog below is that last year, the program reached over 8,000 kids! Chris has already begun her [...]

Our Office Has Moved!

Posted on October 15th, 2012 by Sharon Gripp in Announcements

A Change of Address Again!
Last year the College encouraged us to revamp our website to adopt their new template, and this also included a change in our URL, or web address, to extension.psu.edu/pesticide-education. (We were allowed to maintain our old, short URL: www.pested.psu.edu, so that one still works.) This  forced us to clean up our website [...]

Sign up for the Fall Pesticide Applicator Short Course

Posted on September 10th, 2012 by Sharon Gripp in Announcements

What is the Pesticide Applicator Short Course?
Pesticides are often a necessary tool to control pests on lawns and landscapes. In some instances, a homeowner may feel comfortable dealing with the pest situation on their own. Often times, a problem presents itself in the landscape in which a professional is needed [...]

Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Christina Becker in Announcements, Consumers

Chris Becker, our busy Consumer and Youth Pesticide Education Specialist, talks about last year’s Poison Prevention Week poster contest and how kids can enter this year’s contest in this blog.
In last week’s blog, “March is Poison Prevention Month–Time to Inspect your Home for Poison Hazards,” I talked about the importance of preventing accidental poisonings [...]

Spring Pesticide Applicator Short Courses

Posted on February 15th, 2012 by Tom Butzler in Announcements

What is the Pesticide Applicator Short Course?
Pesticides are often a necessary tool to control pests on lawns and landscapes. In some instances, a homeowner may feel comfortable dealing with the pest situation on their own. Often times, a problem presents itself in the landscape in which a professional is needed to correct the [...]

Upcoming Dealer Manager Certification Training Dates Announced

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by Sharon Gripp in Announcements

Today’s guest blogger is Bill Riden, our Pesticide Education Specialist. He is providing information about upcoming Dealer Manager Certification Training Seminars he is coordinating.

If you are a pesticide dealer selling restricted use pesticides to customers in Pennsylvania, December 11, 2012 is an important date to you. By this date, you must [...]