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list of PSEP / SLA websites

Tue, 2015-07-28 07:49
Hello folks,

I know there used to be a site to go to where all the states' PSEP (and maybe SLA) websites were listed. I know that site is no longer available. Is there another one out there anywhere? The other day I was canvassing state PSEPs websites, but basically did a google search for each state. If there's not a list out there, I'd be willing to put one together, but don't want to reinvent the wheel if it's already been done. [...]

Re: question of the day

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:34
NPDES. Check your DEQ to see how they set rules for homeowners to comply. Many states have NPDES exemptions.

Also, some states only require permits for RUP's.

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From: Frannie Miller
Date: 07/27/2015 3:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: question of the day [...]

question of the day

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:29
AAPSE members:

I had a question today that I don't know the answer to and am hoping that someone can help. Does anyone know of any regulations that address pesticide spraying near water for homeowner products. You see we have cabins that are located next to a city lake that is there water source and they are worried about homeowners spraying weed killers, fertilizers and other insecticides for ants etc close to the water. I said that the label typically addresses any specific environment concerns so if would be important to read the label for all products. They also wanted [...]

Wood Destroying powerpoints etc

Fri, 2015-07-24 14:38
I am once again working on training. Does anyone have any powerpoints or presentations covering wood destroying pests that might be good to present at training. Also does anyone have any information on mold in structures. I know that Dean has a manual on this, but I was not sure if anyone has ever done a presentation. [...]

Friday Funny--Pesticide Commercial on Yard Master from the 1960's

Fri, 2015-07-24 09:45
Okay, I know, I have a day job and I am working on a presentation, but I came across this television commercial and it is too good not to share.


Perhaps I have a strange since of humor, but working in the pesticide world will do that to you. Have a look and especially listen carefully to the announcer's comments paired with the home owner's. [...]

Re: Opportunity in Nigeria for AAPSE members

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:51

These are wonderful opportunities for us to make a difference.

Many of you are familiar with these resources as you travel internationally routinely. In considering an international opportunity such as Nigeria, I urge that you make an informed choice:

1. The State Department has a website to check by country travel alerts and warnings for US citizens: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html [...]

Re: Drone Pesticide Application

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:06
Thank you Richard for that response. Many are not aware of the safety
concerns that those flying the drones present....especially to the aerial
application industry. Also, just last week, drones were credited with
preventing the timely flying of fire fighting aircraft over the I-15 brush
fire in CA...a national news story.

I would suggest those interested in monitoring the legality of drone flying
should monitor the NAAA website as well. [...]

Re: Drone Pesticide Application

Thu, 2015-07-23 12:06
“One comment on “FAA: We Plan To Meet September 2015 UAV Integration Deadline””


Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Plant Industry | Health & Safety Section
2301 North Cameron Street | Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717.772.5211| Fax: 717.783.3275
www.agriculture.state.pa.us | e-mail jlake@pa.gov
From: AAPSE American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators -- [mailto:AAPSE@listserv.vt.edu] On Behalf Of Pont, Richard
Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: Drone Pesticide Application [...]

Re: Drone Pesticide Application

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:39
UC Davis has been doing work related to pesticide application with drones.

July 2015 edition of the Good Fruit Grower has an article “Drone Ready for Work in Fruit” - “FAA approved Yamaha’s remote-controlled copter for agriculture use.” The article talks about the Yamaha Corp. of America RMAX unmanned helicopter -a drone which has been at work in Japan since 1997. Article says FAA set some specific limits on how the RMAX can be used. [...]

Re: Drone Pesticide Application

Thu, 2015-07-23 10:58
This is provided fyi only.

Consumer vs. Commercial Drones, According to the FAA

The FAA currently does not allow commercial use of drones except under special circumstances. Consumer drone use is completely legal if used according to FAA guidelines.

Commercial Drone Use

The FAA has some specific (and some not so specific) guidelines concerning the use of sUAS. Here are some things you definitely can’t do according to current policy: [...]

Drone Pesticide Application

Thu, 2015-07-23 07:14
What are the requirements for application of pesticides via remotely
controlled drones? I assume aerial pesticide control licenses....any other
license required?

Anyone have any documentation on this subject? I have a client looking to
get into this business and they keep getting "stone-walled" by state

Any pertinent information would be appreciated.....

Opportunity in Nigeria for AAPSE members

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:53
AAPSE Members,

Winrock International has reopened the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Pesticide Safety Assessment project in Nigeria. They have asked me the announcement out to our listserve. See below for more information.

See you in Philly!


Ples Spradley
Associate Professor - Pesticide Education
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Arkansas
2301 S. University
Little Rock, AR 72204
FAX: 501-671-2252

From: "Jennifer Robinson"
To: "Ples Spradley"
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:47:46 PM
Subject: Health certification form - Winrock International [...]

Tribute to Elmo Collum

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:36
AAPSE Colleagues:

As you know Kim Pope sent an announcement this week regarding the loss of
our good friend and colleague, Elmo Collum. I wanted to followup on this
now that I have the details with information on actions the organization
has taken to honor Elmo and convey our sympathy to his family during this
time of sadness. [...]

FW: Announcing Phase 2 of the SmartLabel Pilot Program--Significance for Pesticide Users

Wed, 2015-07-22 09:19
I would have a look at this announcement in preparation for the 2016 training season. For the past 3-4 years EPA has been working on improving label clarity generally, and the SmartLabel effort is one element of this. Of significant importance is a labeling template that will allow for consistency in label look as well as the ability to do keyword searches across multiple labels. [...]

Elmo Collum's Obituary

Tue, 2015-07-21 17:19
Good Evening All,

First, I would like to thank everyone for their kind words. Many people have asked about Elmo's online obituary. Please see below.


I am so thankful to a part of an organization that has so much support for its members. Thank you again everyone.

Kim Pope Brown
LSU AgCenter
Pesticide Safety Education Coordinator

Re: Passing of Elmo Collum, Mississippi State University retired PSEP

Mon, 2015-07-20 13:42

Sorry to hear this news. Elmo was a great man to work with. Thanks for
sharing this information. I was just in Starkville last week doing some
training for the Agonomy Dept at their field days.

On Jul 20, 2015 2:34 PM, "Pope, Kimberly" wrote:

> Good Afternoon All,
> I just wanted to let the association know that Elmo Collum, long-time PSEP
> for Mississippi State University passed away yesterday July 19th. Elmo
> had retired from Mississippi State University on June 30, 2015. Elmo will
> be missed greatly. He was very [...]

Passing of Elmo Collum, Mississippi State University retired PSEP

Mon, 2015-07-20 13:31
Good Afternoon All,

I just wanted to let the association know that Elmo Collum, long-time PSEP for Mississippi State University passed away yesterday July 19th. Elmo had retired from Mississippi State University on June 30, 2015. Elmo will be missed greatly. He was very passionate about pesticide safety education and Mississippi agriculture. I learned so much from Elmo through the 5 years I knew him. He was a great individual. [...]

60 Day Notice Regarding a Vote on Membership Status

Mon, 2015-07-20 10:41
Greeting AAPSE members,

Two years ago, the AAPSE Board of Directors (BOD) began formal discussions about opening the requirements for "Full Members". (Currently, "Full Membership", the ability to vote and serve as officers and directors, is reserved for dues paying members from state/tribe/territorial regulatory agencies, university extension programs, and EPA.)

You can read a brief summary on the history of these discussions in the attached document (see AAPSE Actions on Changing the Membership Structure Since 2011.pdf). [...]

2015 AAPSE Strategic Plan Draft

Sat, 2015-07-18 21:05
Hello All,

The Strategic Planning Committee has been working to develop a solid draft plan to share with everyone. Please see the attached document. We are asking that you please take a look at this document and send your comments to us by July 27th so that we can make edits before PACT. This topic will be on the agenda at our AAPSE meeting at PACT. [...]

Carol Black looking for water quality presentation

Tue, 2015-07-14 12:52
AAPSE Colleagues

I am looking for a Water quality presentation that specifically addresses labeling language for protecting water — label examples of simple and complex no-spray buffer language.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

The label examples are more important than the Powerpoint Slides.

Thank you in advance.

Carol Black
Extension Specialist
WSU Urban IPM & Pesticide Safety Education
PO Box 646382
166 Food Science
Pullman, WA 99164-6382
http://pep.wsu.edu [...]