On May 29, 2015, the EPA published its Proposal to Mitigate Exposure to Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticide Products. This seven-page fact sheet outlines the highlights from this policy and its proposed restrictions, which would prohibit applications of pesticide products that are acutely toxic to bees during bloom where honey bees are known to be present under contract for pollination services. Written by Frederick M. Fishel, James Ellis, and Gene McAvoy and published by the Agronomy Department.
You have heard the phrase, “the label is the law.” Pest control technicians need to learn the components of a pesticide label and the information they can find on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This poster acquaints new pest control technicians with the information they will find on pesticide labels and on MSDSs. The poster has quick response (QR) codes that direct smartphones to short, online videos explaining how to read pesticide labels and MSDSs. Designed by R.W. Baldwin, S.K. Hill, Philip Koehler, P.A. Mitola, and J.C. Medley, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, August 2012.
This 6-page fact sheet explains the rationale behind the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee’s (IRAC) insecticide and acaricide mode of action classification and provides a listing of those insecticide common names with their groupings and primary modes of action for insecticides currently registered in Florida. Written by Frederick M. Fishel and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, April 2011.
Did you know that cleaning products, such as bleach and disinfectants, can be considered pesticides? This 3-page fact sheet describes the EPA’s interpretation of cleaning product label language, including examples of cleaning product claims that are considered pesticidal, that are considered not pesticidal, and that may or may not be pesticidal depending on the context in which they are presented. It was written by F. M. Fishel and published by the UF Department of Agronomy, January 2011.
Revised! PI-83, a 5-page guide by Frederic M. Fishel, explains the rationale behind the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee’s (IRAC) insecticide and acaricide mode-of-action classification and provides a listing of those insecticide common names with their groupings and primary modes of action for insecticides currently registered in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Pesticide Information Office, December 2008.
PI-167, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Frederick Fishel, describes the requirements that a pesticide manufacturer must meet
in order for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the labeling of a new product as required before a pesticide is marketed to the public. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agronomy, July 2008.