Don’t Get Caught with Your Plants Down!

Did your field look like this? If so, your field may have been infested with Dectes stem borers.     The Dectes stem borer adult is a long horned beetle, approximately 3/8-1/2” in length, grey, with long antennae that are banded black and grey. Adult beetles begin emerging in late June and are present in soybean fields until mid-August. Female beetles lay a single egg into the pith tissue of a...

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Creating a happier, healthier and more productive work force with the WPS

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised certain requirements in the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) regulation that became enforceable in 2017 and 2018. The revised WPS regulation came about as an attempt to better protect workers and handlers from occupational exposure to pesticides, as well as to help reduce the number of preventable pesticide incidents and illnesses. By...

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